DayZ Creator Hopes to Bring Game to Consoles and Mac
Dean Hall's plans for DayZ are grander than the PC...
DayZ creator Dean Hall's story is so feel good that it's almost like something out of a storybook. His ArmA II zombie survival mod brought the parent game to the top of the Steam charts. After DayZ hit one million players, it was no surprise that ArmA II developer Bohemia Interactive agreed to help make Hall's hope of DayZ becoming a standalone game a reality.
Hall's ambitions span past DayZ becoming a standalone title for PC though. He eventually hopes that the game will become popular enough to reach consoles. However, Hall realizes the reality of his situation of bringing the game to console: "You're not going to put it on the consoles if you're only going to sell 100,000 units or something like that.
"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."
Joystiq asked the DayZ project lead if he's met with any console developer yet to port the game, to which he responded with: "We're meeting with them here [Gamescom]."
If the roll of success that's hit DayZ in the past few months doesn't slow down, then it wouldn't be surprising if DayZ were to hit home consoles. Then again, all that is contingent on the DayZ standalone's success, for which details are still scant.