When Bohemia Interactive’s outgoing creative director for DayZ, Dean Hall, took Sony’s stage at Gamescom to announce that the zombie apocalypse survival sim would be headed to the PlayStation 4, many assumed it would be a console exclusive. That’s not the case.
Speaking to Eurogamer at EGX last week, Hall confirmed the thing would be going multiplatform.
“DayZ is definitely going to be a multi-platform title – that’s the firm vision from Bohemia’s standpoint. But we’ll announce what all the other platforms are as we get to that point,” he said.
The Pc version of the standalone game is still in a sort of lumbering beta. There’s no confirmation of whether or not the console versions will follow the Early-access method of development, or when they might actually be available. If they’ll only be out after the PC version is done, I think it’s safe to say that we’ll never, ever see the game on console.
“There’s a lot of problems with Early Access on PC that definitely are at the forefront of people’s minds,” he added. “So when DayZ will release would depend very much on what Sony offers in terms of if it was going to do an Early Access program, what it looks like. Then also the state of DayZ – does it make sense to do it through that?”
They’d better hurry up. There’s competition enough from Sony itself, whose online studios are busy with H1Z1; also a zombie survival MMO that’s headed to PC’s and – in the future – the PlayStation 4 as well.
Last Updated: October 1, 2014