The popular zombie mod DayZ has picked up quite a following since it was released to the public a few months ago. The mod built into the strategy shooter ‘ArmA II’, has already surpassed 1,000,000 registered users and is still on the rise. While talking to the guys at Joystiq, DayZ creator, Dean Hall, talked about bringing the popular Mod to consoles and “really hopes” it can become a reality in the future. Hall is already taking action with the idea, meeting with console developers at Gamescom in Cologne, but believes that DayZ has to be successful enough to call for a console release.
“You’re not going to put it on the consoles if you’re only going to sell 100,000 units or something like that,” said Hall. “DayZ will be driven by its PC development and it will innovate on that. And, once we’re at a point, we’ll take it and do a Mac version, 360 and PS3.” He was then asked if he was in contact with any developers to go forward with the project, which he responded, “We’re meeting with them here.”
DayZ does have some buggy issues on the PC however and is safe from criticism only because of the mod’s popularity.With that said, if they’re to release a console version of the mod, a lot of different aspects will need to be taken into consideration. For example, the size of the game and how to implement the controls for the likes of the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. As of right now it’s still just a prospect, it might never materialize, but if it does find its way to console shelves – many will pick it up.
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