We have known for months now that the creators of DayZ have been working on a standalone version of the title, which is set to release later this year. Thought the platform is the PC, that hasn’t stopped the team from discussing a potential console port, which was last talked about at this year’s PAX. Bohemia Interactive ellaborates on why a console port would make sense.
“Obviously we’re a PC developer and have been for some years, but consoles have a huge market and you don’t have so many problems with piracy” Bohemia producer, Jan Kunt told Videogamer in a recent interview.
“So it’s really interesting. PC is what it is, and I personally think PC players will stay as PC players, but the console has more penetration into mainstream markets. People who wouldn’t play games on PC, they buy an Xbox or PS3 as a medium to play games. So from that point of view it makes sense to go for consoles.”
He then went on to discuss about the success of the highly popular PC title. Minecraft and on how well it did (4 million in sales) on XBLA. He stated that it would be “stupid” if they didn’t try something similar to that of XBLA Minecraft.
So what do you guys think, would you play a console port of DayZ even if it was inferior?