DayZ Xbox 360 Release Will Happen – 4 Reasons Why
DayZ is coming to Xbox 360. It has to… look!
4. DayZ = XBLA
Rumours of a console version have been flying since the mod’s release, and recent comments from its creator back them up. Dean Hall, now probably swimming in a sea of 100-dollar bills, has stated that should the PC version become a success then a console version would be “quite achievable”. Which is good, because if we’re honest, getting DayZ running at the moment is a total pain, even if you happen to know what you’re doing. Get it out of alpha and onto Live Arcade, man.
3. The tech is already there
Thanks to Operation Flashpoint: Red River, we know that the 360 can handle what DayZ has to offer. Not that the game is some sort of Crysis-level console-slayer, but it is expansive; there’s a lot of world and a lot to do in it. The Op Flash games have converted well, so we’re looking forward to DayZ doing the same. In fact, we’re hoping for it to look a lot better than it does.
2. Party On
Although you start DayZ alone and with little more than bandages and ‘The Fear’ to keep you company, it’s not long until you’ll run into fellow survivors. If they’re wrong ’uns (hint: they probably are in this game) then you’ll die, but if not, you might get to team up. And what better system to communicate – and keep track of your buddies – than Xbox Live? Party chat was built for this sort of thing. Throw in cross-game invites and you’ve got a system suited to DayZ’s play.
1. It’ll Be Finished
As it stands, DayZ is currently unfinished, getting tweaked and iterated upon as the days go by. On one hand, this is good for those who like seeing the evolution of the world. On the other, it means the game is far more likely to fall over. Should DayZ come to the 360, this shouldn’t be a problem, as Microsoft is pretty stringent on its submission processes.