We’ve touched upon the subject of DayZ, the open world Zombie Survival MMO which began as a mod for ARMA II, heading to Xbox One in the future, but developer Dean “Rocket” Hall has spoken further about the game heading to new-gen consoles suggesting that the game will make it to the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 once the PC version is in the “right state.”
Speaking with GameReactor, Dean “Rocket” Hall spoke about how console manufacturers are interested in having DayZ on their consoles. “I think all the console manufacturers are interested in DayZ, and rightly so because we’ve sold a fair amount of units in a short space of time and it’s a game that could potentially transfer quite well to consoles.”
“The consoles are trying to sort of break new ground with where they’re heading,” Hall continued, “because I’m sure there’s a lot of console gamers out there who they would have loved to be a part of say Minecraft when it first came out, and things like that.”
For that to happen though the PC version needs to be in a state where all of the current bugs are eliminated and all of the cheaters are removed from the servers, but that’s a fair while away considering the DayZ team revealed that the game would most likely land in Beta by the end of the year/start of next year.
“So really the bottleneck is us,” Hall admitted. “We need to get the PC build to the right state, where then it can pull across, and I think everybody recognises that there’s no sense in starting to pull something across that’s dramatically changing all the time. So really our focus is on delivering the right stuff and answering all the questions as we go through the Early Access with the PC.”
Hall is planning to leave Bohemia Interactive, the developers behind DayZ, at the end of the year, but has assured gamers that the game will still be on the right track and things with continue as smoothly once he has departed the company.
DayZ is currently a part of Steam’s Early Access program and is currently in very early Alpha. Bohemia Interactive expect to launch the game into Beta by the end of the year / early next year.