The standalone version of the popular Arma 2 mod, DayZ, may be coming to the PlayStation 4 in the near future, according to DayZ creator, Dean Hall.
Speaking with Eurogamer, Dean Hall revealed that both Sony and Microsoft have approached him about making a standalone version of DayZ for their respective consoles. Hall expressed that that he’s extremely happy with Sony’a stance on indie devs, such as allowing them to self publish and not needing to pay a large sum of money to push out updates.
“Yeah, we talked to both of them,” Hall said. “But, as I’m sure you’re aware, Sony lets you self-publish and they don’t make you pay for updates. Microsoft requires you to have a publisher. They have no digital distribution strategy and they require you to pay $10,000, or whatever it is, for updates.
“We like them. I like what I saw on the PS4. I like what I saw on the Xbox in a lot of cases as well. I’m not s***ting on them. I’m kind of hopeful that Microsoft has just forgot to talk about its indie support. Maybe I’m being a bit naive.”
Hall also revealed that he hasn’t signed up with Sony yet, as his main priority for now is getting an Alpha version of the DayZ Standalone out and running for the PC. Once it’s out, he will run up the standalone version on a PlayStation 4 dev kit.
At the moment, the standalone version of Day Z has no official release date, but you can be assured that the alpha version of the DayZ standalone will be available after June.