Dean Hall: ‘DayZ console port should be sooner rather than later’

DayZ will come to consoles, hopefully sooner rather than later, says the game’s creator.

Speaking as the title sailed passed 2m copies sold, Dean Hall says that sales have now gone beyond the firm’s own optimistic ‘what if’ predictions.

I anticipated strong demand for the game, but its high sales after release and continued high sales were a very big surprise. It’s certainly beyond even what I considered a ‘what if’ scenario,” Hall told MCV.

With such a strong performance on PC, it’s only a matter of time before DayZ makes the jump over to consoles, namely PS4 and Xbox One. But Hall says it’s important not to neglect the PC version.

Moving onto consoles would be a natural step but it’s important that the PC comes first and delivers on its promise of experimentation,” Hall says.

I think there is a potential for strong sales on the console.

I’d be excited to see what could be done with DayZ on a good console port. It’s an exciting time with the release of the new consoles so I hope we can find a timeframe sooner rather than later.”

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