DayZ console port 'almost certain'

Indie hit DayZ is "almost certain" to make it to consoles, as long as the PC release goes smoothly, according to creator Dean Hall.


As an indie hit spawned from a mod for a hardcore PC game, DayZ hits almost every note for the PC enthusiast crowd. So what are the odds that the game will make an appearance on consoles? Pretty good, according to creator Dean Hall.

"Certainly I think if we don't, for want of a better word 'fuck up,' the PC release then I would say a console port is almost certain," Hall The Escapist. "I know a lot of people get really hot and bothered about it. Like, I'm not a console gamer, I'm a PC gamer, but I don't think it necessarily has to hurt things."

Hall said that no console version is in development at the time, but Sony's PlayStation 4 seems a likely candidate for the future. "It appears to be the kind of game that Sony are interested in, I think we just have to wait and see," he said. "We've talked and met with Sony, and they're very - you know, they're obviously interested."

The standalone version of DayZ was planned for a launch in December, but missed that target due to heavy revisions. A new date has not been set.

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    April 1, 2013 12:00 PM

    Steve Watts posted a new article, DayZ console port 'almost certain'.

    Indie hit DayZ is "almost certain" to make it to consoles, as long as the PC release goes smoothly, according to creator Dean Hall.

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      April 1, 2013 12:13 PM

      Not if Hammerpoint Interactive gets there first.

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      April 1, 2013 12:15 PM

      Purely from a technical standpoint I can't see how this would work without significant redesign.

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        April 1, 2013 12:23 PM

        instead of mouse + kb you use a controller? require a headset for all communication? what else is missing.

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          April 1, 2013 2:56 PM

          about a million gigawatts of ram for one thing. assuming they mean current consoles.

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      April 1, 2013 12:24 PM

      Easier to combat hackers on that platform, that's for fucking sure.

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      April 1, 2013 12:34 PM

      Would be a great fit on the WiiU with the tablet controller......thus it won't be on WiiU. :/

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        April 1, 2013 2:46 PM

        Aside from how the h/w on the Wii U can't even run it..then ya, good fit.

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      April 1, 2013 2:50 PM

      Oh cool, always thought it looked fun

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      April 1, 2013 2:52 PM

      is this the cool one every shacker was playing?

      or the one that was taken off Steam for a while ?

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      April 1, 2013 3:00 PM

      Heh, that seems like the most impossible game to port to consoles.

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      April 1, 2013 3:12 PM

      As mush as I would like to see this, the truth is their games are always filled with bugs. I can see this possibly for next gen titles (even though we dont know much about their specs yet), but for current gen the patching would be a nightmare.

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