If you’re not familiar with DayZ, here’s a brief synopsis of the game. The game is an open-world survival horror video game mod for 2009’s ARMA II, a military simulation game. Though I’ve never heard of ARMA II, it seems that the DayZ mod has been spreading like the wildfire during a post-apocalyptic crisis.
News now from Joystiq informs us that Dean Hall, the project lead, would like to see this mod come to consoles. Its uncertain if it would see a box release, but more likely a downloadable title on the Xbox Live and PlayStation Network marketplaces for a very similar price to that of Mojang’s Minecraft; that would be my guess.
Hall is meeting with console makers at the current Gamescom event that is taking place in Cologne, Germany.
“You’re not going to put it on the consoles if you’re only going to sell 100,000 units or something like that,” he said, in an interview with Joystiq. “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.”
Bohemia Interactive, the publisher behind DayZ, has had some console experience so its likely that with the rising success of this mod, a console release will be a sure thing. If so, I’ll have to get my hands on it when the opportunity arrises and see what all the hype is about.
For now, check out this gameplay for DayZ, and provide your own opinions and thoughts. For more information, you can also visit http://dayzmod.com/.
With files from Joystiq