DayZ Was Announced for PS4, But It's Not Exclusive to Any Platform

"DayZ is not exclusive to any platform," creator Dean Hall says.

Dean Hall, the creator of popular zombie game DayZ, has spoken out to clear up some confusion about the recently announced console version. Though Hall announced DayZ for PlayStation 4 during Sony's Gamescom briefing yesterday, the game is by no means exclusive to that console. "DayZ is not exclusive to any platform," Hall said on Twitter.

His tweet came in response to a fan who said exclusive games from third-party developers are "inherently anti-consumer" and "make no sense" in 2014. Hall said, "I agree," suggesting we're likely to see DayZ come to other platforms, including potentially Xbox One, down the road.

In fact, Hall revealed earlier this year that he had met with Microsoft and "extensively" discussed a possible Xbox version of DayZ. However, it remains to be seen if DayZ will be a timed-exclusive for PS4, or if Hall only agreed to announce the game at Sony's briefing.

The was no mention of a release date for the DayZ console port yesterday--or even any footage from the game at all. Based on previous comments from Hall, we might not see the console version for some time. He said in February that no console version of the zombie game was in development at the time, and explained that it would take about a year to make the game.

It's clear, though, that the PC version of DayZ will not be forgotten. Hall said developer Bohemia Interactive is "acutely aware of how important the PC version is to us." He also noted that the studio "didn't want to just port DayZ" to consoles, but wants to take advantage of each platform's respective strengths.

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jayrobert
jayrobert

it seems us PC gamers will never get a true pc exclusive

TheExxorcist
TheExxorcist

It's not favoring any platform. .. obviously if I wanted to release a fresh version of game, it would be on the majority console

ck02623
ck02623

Will it be as buggy and horrible as it is on PC?

Weaponn_X
Weaponn_X

They should probably finish the game before they start releasing it on other platforms and make money off of a alpha build.  Developers getting away with shit like this too much now. 

tommynj
tommynj

DayZ is one of the worst games I ever played. Bugged beyond belief. People play this because it is too easy to hack and for some that is fun for them.

WolfGrey
WolfGrey

Oh god no, keep this bug ridden pile of dung away from the ps4. As a PC gamer i can tell you this game is no good. Slow as hell at fixing anything that matters and tons of issues.


Don't forget the community that is about as bile as League's community.


drysprocket
drysprocket

I wonder if this had something to do with Tomb Raider backlash, and Sony told everyone to go ahead and be honest.

Great if so- let's keep this exclusive bs to a minimum. 

vadagar1
vadagar1

wow if they allow cross platfrom play


all the console players will be is walking inventories ready to be plundered hahahahah

holtrocks
holtrocks

I love Rocket and I am really glad DayZ will make its way to consoles, everyone should experience DayZ. Plus this means he will make more money which is great since I am really excited to see what he is going to do post DayZ.

rawkstar007
rawkstar007

And it will never be complete on any platform either. So it's kind of a wash.

Sl4cka
Sl4cka

"He also noted that the studio "didn't want to just port DayZ" to consoles, but wants to take advantage of each platform's respective strengths."

720p being Xbox's main strength, of course.

Burriscold
Burriscold

I hope if and when they do a build for the XB1 (if its not just ported as is) that they dont dumb down the game on behalf of PSduhs PSN and utilize the Azure. Seems like a great open world title that could GREATLY benefit by using such a fantastic XB feature. Dean spent time with M$ some months back and left VERY impressed about what he discussed with MS, though he couldnt release all of what they discussed during there meet. He did say that M$ has a few tricks up there sleeves that hes excited to maybe be a part of in the future. Im guessing hes referring to the Azure. So lets hope thats the case.

Thanatos2k
Thanatos2k

Considering the game is already out on PC, obviously it's not exclusive to any platform.


Try and find something that's actually news, Eddie.

BigBadBanther
BigBadBanther

Hall said developer Bohemia Interactive is "acutely aware of how important the PC version is to us." He also noted that the studio "didn't want to just port DayZ" to consoles, but wants to take advantage of each platform's respective strengths.

Wow hes talking as if DayZ is a finished game. You might want to make good on your current commitments (Taking DayZ from early access to a finished product) before you even think about a port to consoles.

Not to sure if it will even work as a console game? the mentality of console gamer's i(mine to) is kill everything, so i think it will just end up with people sitting on the coast killing bambi's but we will see.

cvantu
cvantu

Current Xbox One exclusives through 2015 


Sunset Overdrive, Forza Horizon 2, Halo MC, Halo 5, Gears of War, Fable Legends, Tomb Raider, Ori, Killer Instinct, Quantum Break, Project Spark, Scalebound, Crackdown, Phantom Dust, D4, Dance Central, Fantasia, Happy Wars, State of Decay MMO, Screamride

jimmy_russell
jimmy_russell

Hey Dean, let's talk vehicles before we talk console ports, okay pal?

spartanx169x
spartanx169x

Watched the video for this yesterday.  Not a good one for trying to sell the game(just my opinion).  You will basically be predator or prey the whole time your are in the game. The ones that can play all the time and acquire things will be the predators. Everybody else will be prey. If you like that , good for you.  I just don't see it appealing to the casuals after they get jumped 3 or 4 times and have their stuff taken.  

jayrobert
jayrobert

@ck02623 doubt it, theres always some kind of favouritism towards console where it gets better optimisation

mike_burnham_52
mike_burnham_52

@WolfGrey I very reply to such comments; However. The game on the PC is in ALPHA. It is going to be buggy etc. To think anything otherwise is absolutely absurd. Why would they release a polished game as an alpha? Also, the community is as "bile" (Vile?) as LoL? I completely disagree, unless youre the founding member of said community.


Joke of a post. 

mike_burnham_52
mike_burnham_52

@WolfGrey I rarely reply to posts such as this, however. After reading several of your comments, i can only see what you're part of the "bile"(vile?) community which you speak of. "The only experience I want is my money back" "Fixing most of the basic bugs is beyond them". It's absolutely absurd you can compare it to the community of LoL and then ratify it by making statements such as these.


Also, you were buying into an Alpha. You were made fully aware, you were buying into an Alpha. When you load the game up, a message appears STATING how the game IS NOT FINISHED AND YOU ARE IN AN ALPHA. 


I personally believe that the game has improved vastly since the release of the ALPHA, UNFIXED UNPOLISHED VERSION. When playing, i very very rarely find any bugs - and if there is any theyre actually fixed relatively quickly; Example; Throwing an axe a week ago crashed servers. Fixed quickly. 


You are probably basing your opinion on the ARMA 2: Dayz Mod - which was more buggy if anything, but are a fan, which is fair enough, but you shouldn't force your opinion on people to be fact, at all. Either that, or youre a fanboi of any of the other MMO-Survival games which are on the market right now and think that they're the best purely because you said so. 


DayZ has everything there to be a good game, it has its flaws, yes, but its a beta.. get a grip.

xTheTrueSeekerx
xTheTrueSeekerx

Lol, "Sony" and "honest" in the same sentence. Sony is doing really well, but if you think that's because of honesty you're sadly mistaken.

n1790
n1790

How so, I find it amazing when people seem to think it will be so much easier killing someone using a Controller when they use Keyboard and Mouse, simply not true, in fact, I would love to put it to the test.

Burriscold
Burriscold

@rawkstar007 tru, but its a fun title none the less, lets all have a broken great game together.

xTheTrueSeekerx
xTheTrueSeekerx

Neither console will be able to reach 1080p with this game and be able to have a respectable frame rate. So let's move on, shall we?

haze0986
haze0986

@Burriscold dumb down the game on behalf of ps4???? did you really just say that?
 you call people ponies and exhibit all the traits of a sad fanboy.
the cloud isnt helping anything, how have you not figured that out

Gelugon_baat
Gelugon_baat

@Thanatos2k 

Maybe you should read the article and realize that Dean Hall's statement was meant to be reassurance that DayZ's console debut won't be exclusive to Sony's machine.

But then, you always had a knack for taking things out of context, hadn't you?

trotz75
trotz75

What's that got to do with the article?

WolfGrey
WolfGrey

@cvantu 

Uh Project Spark isn't even exclusive mate. On PC as well.So is Happy Wars. So will be Tomb Raider....and so on.

sanchango
sanchango

@cvantu umm, tomb raider is a timed exclusive, well you said through 2015 so you're technically right lol XD

wexorian
wexorian

It's fine if PC exclusives come to PS4,xone  but it's not fine vice versa , hypocrite PC haters. 

i'v fixed it.

Tech-head
Tech-head

@wexorian

You might want to review what you wrote and try to articulate your thoughts again.

Burriscold
Burriscold

@spartanx169x lol such a true statement, but thats the appeal to this game, for me at least. Well that and the survival aspect. That more than anything.

jinzo9988
jinzo9988

@spartanx169x Yes and no.  While it does take time to acquire gear, you can lose it in an instant, and you can lose it to someone that has a basic pistol.  It's not like an MMORPG where you can completely outgear someone and no amount of skill will ever overcome that.  PvP servers in MMOs are like that, where you can be severely outleveled and outgeared.

WolfGrey
WolfGrey

@mike_burnham_52 @WolfGrey 

Yours is a joke as well. 

I am well aware of everything when it comes to DayZ the standalone as well as the mod. I have taken part in both. Sadly.

The alpha hasn't been all that great and honestly needs a crap ton of work. I fully understand it is a alpha, but its current state is pretty dam poor. Even at it's alpha release it should of probably gone through a few months more dev time before being allowed to be purchased. Sure i knew what i was buying into but i didn't expect them to ignore basic bugs almost entirely. And their solutions for fixing the zombies or trying to make them worth anyone's time has been failworthy.


It's one thing to say that is a long way from done and another to ever assume it will be done. And honestly the community has always been pretty bad. From the beginning to now and always will be. A quick trip to the forums shows that off. Very well in fact.


That not to say i don't enjoy said game despite that but nowadays there are better options. Like Nether for instance. It's graphically more impressive, has far better AI , and a better community. The systems are far more fleshed out and has a lot more potential than Day Z.

WolfGrey
WolfGrey

@holtrocks @rawkstar007 

You don't follow them much eh? I expect the game to never be completed. Fixing the most basic of bugs is still beyond them.

trotz75
trotz75

I read your post twice and still can't make sense of it

Sl4cka
Sl4cka

@Burriscold I think your keyboard might be acting out - your words are full of full-stops.

Burriscold
Burriscold

@haze0986 why do you think certain titles are NOT coming to the PSduh? Why do you think that Minecraft is offering the ability for friends to share worlds even when the maker is not online? The Azure cloud. You'll understand one day. Being a Sony fan, I doubt that but hey miracles do happen, right? And yes I am a M$ fanboy, I guess. If owning the better product and supporting the better corp makes me such.

xTheTrueSeekerx
xTheTrueSeekerx

Rise of the Tomb Raider is 100% exclusive to the X1 for the foreseeable future. The Tomb Raider series, however, is not exclusive. An interview made this fact fairly clear. I'd link it but I can't remember where I found it lol.

spartanx169x
spartanx169x

@jinzo9988 @spartanx169x  The ones that have pistols will rule. Which Goes back to what I said they ones that can play for hours and hours can grind to get the good stuff and once they do, they rule. I'm sure some people will love that, just won't be me and that's ok, not hating.

Burriscold
Burriscold

@Sl4cka @Burriscold Yea aiigh, keep telling your self that maybe that like the lack of titles on your console will change with the 50% more raw power, lol ST.FU

WolfGrey
WolfGrey

@Burriscold @haze0986 

You should seriously check yourself into a mental hospital. Though i guess being under the age of 18 would keep you from seeing the actual picture.

xTheTrueSeekerx
xTheTrueSeekerx

What he means is that someone who is decked out with gear and high powered weapons (ie assault rifles, hunting rifles, sniper rifles, etc) can be taken down by someone with as little as an axe, especially if they're being careless. Grinding is practically impossible in this game.

Sl4cka
Sl4cka

@Burriscold I am serious, you should get that keyboard checked, or cleaned at the very least. You don't want that full stop key going haywire when you're playing.

Burriscold
Burriscold

@WolfGrey @Burriscold @haze0986 I understand the actual picture. Support for the PC initial product. I get that and am all for that first and foremost. But in my opinion it almost seems that DEVs find it easier building off console tech rather than the constant evolving of the PC. Uphill battle as it were. But at the same time they could even work a build on a console that in-turn solves PC related walls that there apparently running into.