DayZ on PS4 and Xbox One? â€œConsole manufacturers are interested in DayZâ€
Dean ‘Rocket’ Hall explains why DayZ isn’t on consoles yet.
DayZ is not available on either the Xbox One or the PlayStation 4, but that hasn’t stopped console manufacturers from wanting to offer the game.
Speaking in a new interview with GameReactor, the game’s creator Dean “Rocket” Hall said that unspecified (though undoubtedly Microsoft and Sony) console manufacturers have expressed their interest in bringing the game to their platforms.
"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 said, "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.”
Hall admitted that the reason DayZ isn’t yet available on the platforms is because the developers are still working on the PC version of the game, with little time to spare for any console ports.
"So really the bottleneck is us," he said. "We need to get the PC build to the right state, where then it can pull across, and I think everybody recognizes 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."
Given the early state of DayZ standalone on the PC, it sounds like it’ll be awhile before the game manages to land itself on either the Xbox One or the PlayStation 4.