Xbox One and PS4 could get open-world zombie game DayZ

Creator Dean Hall says he would consider releasing the game on any "feasible" platform and has even has spoken "extensively" with Microsoft.

Dean Hall is open to the idea of releasing his acclaimed--and still officially unreleased--open-world zombie game DayZ on consoles like the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, but he's not ready to commit just yet.

"We'd certainly consider release on any feasible platform with a realistic publishing model," Hall told Gamereactor. "It seems like currently both of the next-gen consoles should provide an environment we can develop inside."

Hall said he has already spoken "extensively" with Microsoft about an arrangement to bring DayZ to Xbox One, but the same isn't true for PlayStation 4. "I've not personally had the opportunity to view the full details of the PS4," he said.

Asked generally how DayZ would work on the Xbox One and/or PS4, including how the game would make use of those platforms' features, Hall said: "I personally feel the new consoles have yet to prove themselves able to rival the PC experience, however I feel there is the potential from both."

Unfortunately for people who would like to see DayZ on consoles, Hall said it's just too early to say one way or the other.

"The next-gen consoles show very exciting promise. I'm hopeful that they can deliver on that. An important part of that, from my perspective, is encouraging and supporting third-party creative development to bring the 'edginess' of PC creative development into the console," Hall said. "I think if the role of Kinect/voice expands to where it is desired it could do some awesome things. I just think it's too early to say at this point."

DayZ launched on Steam Early Access in December for $30 and has already sold over 1 million copies. Hall recently conducted an Ask Me Anything (AMA) on Reddit where he revealed fascinating facts like he once (accidentally) drank his own urine, hates Windows 8, and was asked by JayZ's lawyers to change the name of DayZ.

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themc_7
themc_7

hmm that'd be cool. This game looks very interesting, and I've been missing out because my PC won't run it. 

Fantomass
Fantomass

how about fixing this cow before further milking it?

deadpen
deadpen

Well I just figured out what I need to avoid.

the_naven
the_naven

Hmmmm, Rob...... I'm pretty sure it's Chernarus, not Chernobyl.

zintarr
zintarr

Kinda sick of zombies at this point.

teller76567
teller76567

No kidding look at what MS did to poor bungie and their baby halo they capitalized and ruined it after they kicked bungie out the door . MS has no original thought's they are un curative and lack in a artistic side of things. Look what they did for the next gen console T.V pass through and a multi-media hub.... They have no brains a nut-less monkey could do a better job by color coordination getting treat's of bananas and nut's   

atornsock
atornsock

Kinect? Just tell the truth, Dean. MS offered you some big $$ to make it exclusive. 


They can't make their own games so they just try and buy the rights to every 3rd party game they can, lol.

megakick
megakick

I guess this is great if you don't have a good PC to play it on but I would rather have a exclusive console game. Do PC and F2P games count as console games because if they do PS4 100 games will probably mostly be multiplatform PC and F2P games...

Talavaj
Talavaj

Why exactly would console players want a paid bugged mess of a mod ?

XNEXUS666X
XNEXUS666X

This is a good opportunity for MS to be suckling Dean Hall's knob right now, they need this game on the Xbox One.

19James89
19James89

I think that's a thoroughly good idea, I don't see why low end PC's like the PS4 and Xbox One should be discriminated against just because they are low end. 



RiKanKiDD
RiKanKiDD

Ps4>Pokemon Movie 2000> Gameboy Advance> a Dead flower> a Peanut > Xbox One > Seth Rogan

3dmatrixgamer
3dmatrixgamer

Developers want more money and oh yes MS really care about PC gaming that is why it wants all PC exclusive to become Xbox exclusive.


tom2750
tom2750

ahh Consoles the machines that make many PC exclusives multi plat or even take them away from PC and make them exclusive to a console  for example everybody's gone to the rapture is now a PS4 exclusive hahahah petition race and not to mention even if we put that all aside consoles have way better exclusives then PC that's how it is and how it has always been maybe youse should go start a petition to not let this go on consoles LOL

billlabowski
billlabowski

They will probably get it in about 5 years. By then, let the peasants eat our scraps. What he meant by "Microsoft and I have been talking" really means, Microsoft is trying to stop development of the PC version, throw money at him so Xbox One has it. But Dean has already said hell no to that.

strothers101
strothers101

Am I the only one around here who doesnt like dayz?

Shelledfade1
Shelledfade1

It's a good jogging simulator. It might be a good zombie game after another year of development.

KillaGinjaNinja
KillaGinjaNinja

Don't know why the PC crowd here is all up in arms about a potential console port. What does it matter if it eventually gets ported? It won't take anything away from the PC version and no one will force you to play the console version. I'm a PC gamer myself but am completely fine with porting pc exclusives to consoles if the devs can make it work with a controller. In terms of hardware it would definitely run, the Arma Engine that DayZ uses is pretty old and functions just fine on mid range PC's that current consoles' hardware is similar to. I know I wish that more console exclusives would make their way to PC and it would pretty hypocritical to not want it to work both ways.

Dack_Lancer
Dack_Lancer

nope nope nope pc and thats it.. the division is mainly the only game im looking at for next gen


this game should only be on pc 

timpark15
timpark15

what do you do in the game other than kill zombies, i.e is there a story, side missions etc, I personally thought the game looked lifeless, amazing graphics but that about it

exedeath
exedeath

Finally some good news. It would play much better with an actual controller than that keyboard and mouse crap. Also it will look and run better, so I am all for it.

Toysoldier34
Toysoldier34

@Talavaj  It isn't a mod this is a full standalone game. Also when it gets a full release the bugs will be gone. That is the purpose of an alpha and beta, they have bugs so they know what to fix.

tomtomtom1230
tomtomtom1230

There's more to them than that. Look at the last gen hardware and what that was capable of by the end of its cycle. It was pushed WAY beyond its limits, moreso than what you could've done with a desktop PC running Windows and the equivalent hardware.

Stop trying to start an argument where we don't need one.

Toysoldier34
Toysoldier34

@3dmatrixgamer  They can make money from Xbox games, they don't from PC games which is why they prefer people play there and they killed PC gaming off.

tom2750
tom2750

@KillaGinjaNinja  a console with mid range PC specs has similar in game performance to a high end gaming PC because consoles are only 1 set of hardware so games are extremely optimized for that set of hardware and consoles have lighter operating systems with less task's going on in the background this is why the PS4 version of planet side 2 is running in PC ultra settings and not a thing has been cut down the player count is as high on the PS4 as the PC the maps are exactly the same in every way including size and the game will be in 60 fps and possible 1080p now tell me could a PC with similar specs to the PS4 run planetside 2 in ultra settings 60fps and possibly 1080p? no fucking way not even close

tom2750
tom2750

@Dack_Lancer  so no destiny? no metal gear solid V? and there is plenty more i just cant be fucked looking them up but after researching new games coming out on next gen most of which i haven't seen on game spot there is heaps of great games only coming to consoles

tom2750
tom2750

@troll_eat_troll  the last of us won game of the year neither dayz or generic cod clone with robots aka titanfall will come close to game of the year

chaazin
chaazin

@timpark15  Don't judge a book by it's cover is a rule of thumb for video games, all true gamers know that. Play for more than a minute and it's addictive exploration and survival especially on filled servers.

shark3347
shark3347

@exedeath  Yeah I hate using a keyboard for gaming. Especially shooters. its so inaccurate aiming with a mouse imo. 

billlabowski
billlabowski

@exedeath Haha yeah...I'll try playing DayZ on a baked potato tomorrow and update you on how it went.

Darkfall_05
Darkfall_05

@tomtomtom1230 Right on. When I was in High School (too many years ago), I said to my friend; I wish there was an operating system for PC designed just for games, without the overhead of supporting the mass of hardware, unoptimized applications and inbuilt bloat... well now there's this SteamOS thing that may see those thoughts reality... but it's a bit late

Fabian85
Fabian85

Planetside 2 is not a good looking game to begin with. Would know since it was once on my harddrive. Any half old pc can handle that haha. All multiplat games look way better on pc even 3 year old pcs. Developers say it themselves.. what you have is pretty similar to the pc i had 2007. Optimization only take things a little bit further.

Toysoldier34
Toysoldier34

@Darkfall_05  The problem with PC gaming vs consoles is less to do with the OS and more to do with all the thousands of combinations of hardware compared to the single model consoles have. With a console a developer can tweak and get the game working perfectly for it but they can't do that and build it into the engine near as easily and would take immensely more work to do so.


The closest solution to this could come from Steam machines though that would only be from devs building around certain Steam machine models. But it does seem like there will be many manufacturers making them so we probably won't see this streamlining from here. What PCs lack in form factor and streamlining they make up for with more raw power.

sammoth
sammoth

@slainta @sammoth@tom2750@Penguinlord1 Flood of petitions ? You mean Gt4 and 5  and Red Dead Redemption only. No sorry not that many. The problem has always been Rockstar studios.


BTW: How many games on PC are ported to consoles. I got my money a hell of a lot more than the other way around. A lot of these games are developed on PC. Hence why Sony moved away from the way they wanted to do things.

slainta
slainta

@sammoth @tom2750 @Penguinlord1  True. Exclusives not many give a damn. Unlike the consoles' games which get flooded with petitions from PC players to have them ported.

Penguinlord1
Penguinlord1

@tom2750 @Penguinlord1I could give less of a flying f*ck what you think about my platform of choice. Seeing a comment literally as retarded as yours though? I better think about going to the doctor's soon because I think it gave me cancer.