Gamescom 2014: DayZ Confirmed for PS4

The PC survival-horror game is coming to at least one console.

The very successful survival-horror game DayZ is coming to PlayStation 4, it was confirmed today during Sony's Gamescom press conference.

Creator Dean Hall took to the stage during Sony's event in Germany to make the announcement. Little about this version of the game was revealed; there was no release date mentioned, and given the lack of the word "exclusive" being mentioned, it sounds as if it may also come to Xbox One.

Hall said developer Bohemia Interactive is "acutely aware of how important the PC version is to us." He noted the studio "didn't want to just port DayZ" to consoles, but wants to take advantage of each platform's respective strengths. He didn't provide any further detail about what that will mean for the console versions of the game.

This isn't the first time the prospect of DayZ for consoles has been brought up. When Hall discussed the idea earlier this year, he said he had spoken to Microsoft about bringing it to Xbox One, but that he had yet to do the same with Sony for PS4--a situation that's obviously changed since then.

We'll have more on the console versions of DayZ as we hear it.

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142 comments
thimolor
thimolor

I'am warning everyone who thinks about buying this game. Don't buy it. It stinks like Dean the "Rockets" mountain climbing shoes.

wingfieldoneil
wingfieldoneil

this game has been in "alpha" for over 2 years now... please don't buy this game.


don't waste your money on it like i did, please please please don't.

gotham1175
gotham1175

Heard this crap last year. that's why he does not say when or how or what consoles it will be on, other than PS4. If it does happen, I'm thinking way down the road.

jknight5422
jknight5422

This would definitely persuade me to get a PS4...but I'd also like Spartacus:Legends and Dust 514 ported to PS4 as well.

swavo13
swavo13

Let's port this not even finished game to next-gen! But adding more content, that's too much work. 


Swear to god, developers these days >_>

bogsbiny
bogsbiny

I just want to get out of the way I am the owner of a ps 4 so I believe this rant is justified. Sony haven't released a good game for ages, ever really, and so they respond by picking the game that is often the butt of jokes because it is so unbelievably broken. GG Sony

voltedgamer
voltedgamer

Shouldn't this be "Confirmed for Consoles", not just PS4? It'll just attract more Sony ponies :/ Notice how I said "ponies" btw, not Sony "fans". Any Sony fan is fine by me, I'm talking about fanBOY attention lol.

marcelinof
marcelinof

lol they haven't even fix the PC version .

sethfrost
sethfrost

release date: circa 2034 ...

EPaul
EPaul

This is a big coupe if it's exclusive 

sammoth
sammoth

Mehhh have it on PC. Better draw distance.

harteman
harteman

Just got the game a few days ago and I am loving it.  Your experience depends entirely on your ingame friends.  Mine are awesome.

blackbetty1974
blackbetty1974

I find it curious that when DayZ was pc exclusive, it was this wonderful thing that was held up as a reason to switch to pc gaming. Now that it's coming to a console, all of the sudden it's a bug ridden piece of crap. Is it "too mainstream" now?

thatguy2001
thatguy2001

I hope it stays only on PS4. It's an unfinished mess of a game and we don't really need it on the xbox one or wii u.

catsimboy
catsimboy

Man sitting in a yard full of junked cars: I'm going to restore all these cars just as soon as I finish the junker I'm working on now *finishes removing the mummified possum corpses from the rusted engine block* Yup, just as soon as I'm done with thissun'

playstationzone
playstationzone

Know keep ths game for as Exclslive for ps4 only and if MS want DayZ they have to trade DR3 and new TR game for this .

might looking into more DayZ look great and i thanks or pc gamers buying this game without you that never come to ps4.

Benifited
Benifited

sweet! everyone should get to enjoy this game, i was mad only pc gamers got to have it.

strothers101
strothers101

And where does this leave H1Z1 I wonder? Kind of weird for Sony to promote a game which by all accounts is going to compete directly with one of their own titles...

louisfoxton
louisfoxton

it would make more sense for them to put it on the wii u 

TheExxorcist
TheExxorcist

This whole game is crap, until it's finished...

Dannystaples14
Dannystaples14

It is better now they have upgrade the engine. Before it was nothing more than a glorified mod.

canuckbiker
canuckbiker

I'm can survive the zombies, but the a$$-hole apocalypse is sure to kill me time and again.

Ahiru-San
Ahiru-San

wow looking at the rage comments, the master racers all got scammed… they tested a pre-alpha while the devs were working hard to make the definitive version on the PS4… I bet the console version is way ahead of PC's…. bummer!! 

ChiefReaver
ChiefReaver

@swavo13 Bohemia adds content to DayZ on an almost weekly basis. Hell, the game JUST received an updatetoday. Stop pretending to know what you're talking about.

windyrectum
windyrectum

It should be yes. Dean Hall said on his twitter that dayz was " not exclusive to any platform. "

sethfrost
sethfrost

@blackbetty1974 DayZ was at it's best ca. May 2012. Few players, few servers ... everyone understood what it was. Everyone liked what they played and saw.

It hurts to imagine, how easy it would have been just to 'port' DayZ to the Arma3 engine. It would have been done over a year ago.

Yet, Dean "Rocket" Hall, needed to climb the Himalaya, keep talking and talking, from industry event to industry event, of what DayZ 'will be' one day ... if ever. Amateur developers, now - after 1 million Early Access money shower - will have the time to learn programming, while pretending to work on that imaginary game in their heads?

It's sad, really.

black_jezus
black_jezus

Am confused your comment makes no sense

spartanx169x
spartanx169x

@Benifited Based on that gameplay trailer, I have no reason to buy it. It will be a constant free for all battle. Constantly dieing and have your stuff taken is not my idea of a fun game. Even If I were to be good at it, I would still have no interest in it.

rinker03
rinker03

@strothers101  I doubt H1Z1 sees any type of threat. Dayz is still by far an indie game.  I doubt they are near the same league.

statekk
statekk

@Dannystaples14 It's still a glorified mod, I'm getting worse framerates in the standalone than in the mod, the mod which had more working zombies, maps, and loot

dominoisachance
dominoisachance

@Ahiru-San the console version will be crap and will not be better,i mean seriously the arma 2 engine is the standalone version is built on is buggy as hell and it's unoptimized what makes you think that the console version would be better ? nice laugh by the way.

dominoisachance
dominoisachance

@Ahiru-San lol what a joke the console version will be crap, i mean come one the arma 2 engine is some what of big mess and it's unoptimized what makes you think its going to run on a console that has hardware thats' already considered outdated.

vadagar1
vadagar1

@Ahiru-San ahahah u talk like the piece of SH!T console can even handle an alpha stage game


it would probably malfunction beyond repair

ktseymour
ktseymour

@Ahiru-San 

Lol I would not doubt it that the console version will far better, and yes these jerks did scam PC gamers.

MAD_AI
MAD_AI

@Ahiru-San 


Sorry to burst your fanboy bubble, the game is still being patched regularly on Steam considering it's still an Alpha early access. The issue is we appreciate the game being finished before pandering to the console crowd.

stylishhero
stylishhero

@sethfrost How about you let the man live ? If he wants to climb the Himalayan mountains then let him. Is he mocking the choices you make in life? "He needed to climb the blah blah blah." Really? No like seriously , really ? Let him live his life the way he pleases and if your so butt sore than uninstall the game and go on your merry close minded way.

Dannystaples14
Dannystaples14

@statekk Yeah I was talking in a merely visual and overall quality way. They even said themselves that there is still a lot of work to be done on the newer version.

Put it this way before the update there was no way I was ever even going to touch it but now there is a good chance I'll give it a go once it is finished.....if it is ever finished.

MAD_AI
MAD_AI

@ktseymour @Ahiru-San 


Last patch was 13 days ago, some scam, why keep working on the PC version then? Truth is it's no scam, the game is early access as in still in development and people expect it to be done in a year while many games take over 3-4 years to complete. Considering that both versions will be sharing the same engine and code I seriously doubt there will be much difference in performance.

ktseymour
ktseymour

@MAD_AI @ktseymour @Ahiru-San 

Wow a patch to pick berries lol I'm all in on this one.

Quick everyone! Come play DayZ, you can pick berries!


MAD_AI
MAD_AI

@ktseymour 

And another patch a month before. Have you ever built an MMO in your life? When you can do one in a year and half please take over production, but games in general and MMO's to be more specific tend to take much more than that.

Ahiru-San
Ahiru-San

@MAD_AI @ktseymour didn't burst any bubble there mate… 

anyways, even 7 Days to Die got much more stuff in less time than DayZ… from the original mod, they should have got a full game already… anyways, on a serious side, the console version might be better anyways.