Wednesday, September 3, 2014
DayZ coming to Consoles?

DayZ coming to Consoles?

Dean Hall, creator of DayZ, recently announced that DayZ would be receiving a standalone release. It appears that his plans for DayZ won’t stop there. Today, Hall spoke with Joystiq about bringing the mod to consoles, saying DayZ’s success will be the gauge to warrant a console release. Hall declared,

You’re not going to put it on the consoles if you’re only going to sell 100,000 units or something like that. DayZ will be driven by its PC development and it will innovative on that. And, once we’re at a point, we’ll take it and do a Mac version, 360 and PS3.”

Joystiq then asked if he met up with any console developers, Hall replied that he was actually meeting up with a few at Gamescom.

If DayZ does come to consoles, this will be great news for the console community, and with the success of Minecraft on the Xbox, who knows if this could be the next big hit for consoles.

Thoughts on Hall’s statement? Comment below!

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  • narwall14

    i really want too see this on vita if that is too much to ask for

  • nick

    cant have it on the vita its a MMO!
    vita cant even stream a 5 minute utube video without laging like dial up!
    let alone a game, let alone a MMO!
    i cant see this coming to consoles, it wont be as popular on consoles and it will cost too much.
    i really dont think theres much of a fanbase for it though.
    PC gamers are MUCH more patient than console gamers, they enjoy a challenge and enjoy the style of dayz, the permadeath.
    if this came to consoles it would not do well simply because console gamers are not going to put in that commitment and just dont have the patients!

  • Ghost250

    @nick Phantasy Star Online 2 is an MMO and thats coming to vita so why can’t this.

  • http://www.starblindgames.com Christos Chatzisavvas

    Nick, you can’t be more wrong on that. I’ve played Mortal Kombat and Burning Skies on my Vita, used Skype and Youtube a lot, and didn’t have the smallest clue of lag. As Ghost said, PSO2 is coming to the Vita.
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    Plus, you’re wrong on that last line, as Demon’s Souls and Dark Souls would like to have a word with you about “patience” and what “console gamers” are willing to go through for a game that deserves it.
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    And PS: console gamers are not a breed of their own, I’m gaming on all 3 consoles and my gaming PC, do I qualify as a worthless servant named console gamer or the master PC race?

  • https://twitter.com/#!/Beta_Beast Martin Zamora

    @Nick I don’t know about the popularity thing. I’m sure plenty of console gamers have heard of DayZ from various video games site, and want to try it out but can’t due to their PCs. As for the price, I can’t see it being more than $40 (if that). As for the whole PC gamers have more patience, I’m confident some console gamers have the same amount and want a challenge. If they didn’t why would Dark Souls and Ninja Gaiden be popular? Like Christos I have all the consoles and a gaming PC, and I always play on the hardest mode in games, even before I got my gaming PC. And like Ghost said, Phantasy Star Online 2 is an MMO and is coming to the vita.

  • nick

    right, so just because you have no issues with it means no one does.
    right.
    not saying no one will buy it, i just cant see enough putting up with the perma death and grinding the game requires.
    for PC gamers thats par for the course, allot of PC games are a grind thats where they get their length from.
    console games are a whole other kettle of fish, i cant see many putting up with it.

  • http://www.starblindgames.com Christos Chatzisavvas

    Never said no one does get them, but with either my main home’s 2.6mbps shitty connection or this 8mbps one, I never had any problems, and everyone I know owning a Vita hasn’t complained about that, plus PSO2 coming to it means the infrastructure is strong enough to handle it.

  • foxton

    nick, you speak so much shit its untrue mate!
    Why do you just tar vast swathes of people with the same brush??!
    So to conclude, Console gamers arent patient and dont enjoy a challenge, that is what you said right?
    how can you come out with an assumption that all 100million plus wii users, 70 million xbox users and 68 million ps3 users Dont have the patience to play a “MMO” game?
    and as to what you said to Christios
    “right, so just because you have no issues with it means no one does.
    right”
    well how about,
    Right, so just because you have lag issues means everyone does
    right?
    I honestly think you really need to stop living in your own little bubble, Stop assuming everything you say is correct and everyone else speaks crap! Maybe if you were as good as you make out you were youd be the one with your own website creating these stories!!!!
    And as for console players not having patience there are plenty of games out there that requires patience and a “grind” mortal combat and Skyrim come to mind!
    Jeesus the stuff you come out with is completely laughable.
    I think your a Ford and Christios is a ferrari :)

  • http://www.gamesthirst.com Ernice Gilbert

    “I think your a Ford and Christios is a ferrari” LOL :D

  • http://www.starblindgames.com Christos Chatzisavvas

    I’d prefer a Mitsubishi Eclipse, a Veyron, a Zonda or a Lambo, but the compliment is much appreciated still :P

  • http://www.starblindgames.com Christos Chatzisavvas

    Oh and by the way, everyone, no hard feelings eh? We’re trashing each other for fun ;)

  • narwall14

    but back to subject i would like to see it one the vita but we all know small minded folk don’t care about handheld consoles such as wii u and vita

  • http://www.gamesthirst.com Ernice Gilbert

    No hard feelings at all. Nick’s back should be the toughest here. Right, Nick?

  • http://www.gamesthirst.com Ernice Gilbert

    @Narwall – that’d be nice..

  • Ghost250

    @narwall the wii u is not hanheld & the vita is not a console

  • narwall14

    well ghost im going to have disagree with you on that wii u is a handheld and the vita is too but they are both game systems