The Escapist had a chat with DayZ creator Dean Hall at GDC last week and managed to glean a bit of exciting information from him about the game’s future. When asked about a console port, Hall said “Certainly I think if we don’t, for want of a better word ‘fuck up,’ the PC release then I would say a console port is almost certain.” So there’s a good chance it will come to consoles, though as of now no port is in development.
Is a console version of DayZ something you would be interested in, and if so, which console would you prefer to see in on?
Fans were hoping to get their hands on the DayZ standalone last year, but that didn’t happen so Dean Hall and his team could introduce some major changes to the game. Speaking with Joystiq, Hall provided an update on the game’s progress, saying the earliest we can expect the alpha version is in June. That’s when they’ll begin sending out batches of keys to several thousand players to test how the servers handle the increased load.
Hall is also looking into launching a tiered distribution model, inspired by Kickstarter, so players can pay to get into the alpha as well as get other DayZ goods. If June is just too far away, you can grab the mod now available on Steam, or enjoy this new fan-made DayZ web series.
Dean Hall recently took a break from making the the DayZ standalone the best it can be to provide an update on the progress his team has made with the game. They really are doing a fantastic job of keeping their community updated on the goings on with the game, which by now has quite a bit of anticipation surrounding it. Read what Hall and friends had to say after the break.
Dean Hall, creator of DayZ, the post-apocalyptic Arma II mod that received quite a bit of attention when it released last summer — enough so to warrant the development of a standalone game — isn’t very happy with The War Z. In case you missed the game’s tumultuous launch, after its release many fans found its Steam description to be a little misleading, eventually leading to its removal from Steam and a public apology from its executive producer. Bad news all around, really.
Unfortunately, because of their similar titles, Dean Hall has had friends and family who have confronted him after confusing DayZ with the controversy surrounding The War Z. This has caused some issues for Hall, who decided to vent on Reddit earlier this week. Read what he had to say after the jump.