Bohemia says it would "be stupid" not to bring DayZ to Xbox Live Arcade

An Xbox 360 version of zombie survival hit DayZ is looking a certainty.

Developer Bohemia Interactive is overseeing the official development of a standalone version of DayZ, which started life as a fan-made mod for its war shooter Arma II.

But logic dictates, it admits, that it would be sound business sense to aim beyond simply PC alone.

"Obviously DayZ, you’ve seen the success of Minecraft on Xbox Live Arcade [4m sales] and we’d probably be stupid not to try to do something similar,” producer Jan Kunt told Videogamer.

"We’ve always wanted to make games for consoles as well. Obviously we’re a PC developer and have been for some years, but consoles have a huge market and you don’t have so many problems with piracy.

"So it’s really interesting. PC is what it is, and I personally think PC players will stay as PC players, but the console has more penetration into mainstream markets. People who wouldn’t play games on PC, they buy an Xbox or PS3 as a medium to play games. So from that point of view it makes sense to go for consoles."

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