DayZ is coming to Xbox One & PS4, but Bohemia focuses on PC
According to the developer, the version of DayZ for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One has not been canceled, but they are currently focused 99% on finishing the game for final release on PC.
The creative director of this installment, Brian Hicks, said in an interview with Eurogamer that edition of consoles “No it’s not dead at all. It’s not dead at all.” Bohemia, the development studio, is focused on the PC version, because that is their main platform.
“While there was a lot of push from Sony and Microsoft to get up on their stages and say, ‘Yes, we’re coming,’ our focus has been exclusively (I want to say exclusively because there’s about a one percent development resource trying to keep those platforms at a point at which, once we get to our beta and our bug fixing, we can start pushing forward on that) on the PC. We can’t really move DayZ over to these platforms, at least on a playable level for consumers, until the base engine, Enfusion, is complete” said Hicks regarding the insistence of Sony and Microsoft for the launch of this release as already it has spent several years in developing.
Hicks also said it is very likely that DayZ is a candidate for the Preview program of Xbox One, which is similar to Early Access Steam, while Sony does not offer a similar system to display progress of the games without being completed.
This installment of zombies has a good base of players on Steam platform which arrived through Early Access since December 2013. Despite not being completed, the game has sold over 3 million copies.