Despite Bohemia Interactive’s Dean Hall saying that the PC version of DayZ, the standalone version of the famous ARMA II mod, won’t be entering into beta until the end of the year, it seems that Hall has hopes that the game could land on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 by the end of the year depending on the state of the PC version of the game.
Speaking with Eurogamer, DayZ’s game designer Dean Hall revealed he believes DayZ on console could be a reality by the end of 2014, something that I myself and a lot of other gamers would absolutely love to see, but there’s a catch, the console ports of DayZ will only happen depending on the state of the PC version of the standalone.
“We’ve toyed around what to do with the console side of things,” Hall said. “I think a lot of manufacturers would like to do that kind of stuff. But I think we’d be doing a disservice to the manufacturers and to the community as well. We have to get the core aspects of the game finished before we commit to doing anything. Otherwise you make a big announcement and then you wait for six or 12 months.”
“So we really need to lock down the core of what the game actually is now. I think we’re really committed to that. We had a big think about it over the last few months, what should we do? Where should we put the focus in? That’s when we thought, we have to commit to this new engine.”
DayZ is currently available on PC under Steam Early Access. The game itself is in a playable state, but does contain a list of bugs as long as your arm. Bohemia Interactive announced recently that the game would be moving to a new engine called [Enfusion]. “So that is going to allow us to do DirectX 10 and 11. It is going to allow us to do dynamic lighting, which means no more flashlights going through walls, proper dynamic shadows, stuff like that,” revealed Hall in an AMA on reddit earlier this month.
Are you looking forward to DayZ on PlayStation 4 or Xbox One?