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Minecraft's success on Xbox LIVE Arcade hasn't gone unnoticed by developer Bohemia Interactive, who thinks that it would "be stupid not to try something similar" with an Xbox 360 version of DayZ.

Talking to during a promotional tour of its upcoming action/RTS Carrier Command: Gaea Mission, Bohemia producer Jan Kunt revealed that the firm was "definitely looking into consoles closer".

"Obviously DayZ, you've seen the success of Minecraft on Xbox LIVE Arcade, and we'd probably be stupid not to try to do something similar.

"We've always wanted to make games for consoles as well," elaborated Kunt. "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.

"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."

The Xbox LIVE Arcade version of Minecraft has managed to sell almost 4 million copies since its release in May.

Bohemia announced in August that it would be releasing a standalone version of Dean 'Rocket' Hall's hit ArmA 2 mod 'DayZ' later this year.

Following the announcement, Hall suggested that a 360 and PS3 release would be developed once the PC version had reached 'a point' in development.

The standalone PC version will follow the 'Minecraft model', allowing for "fast iteration, [a] low-entry price-point, high community involvement, and small collaborative development".

An Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 version of DayZ has yet to be officially announced.

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Maloney92's Avatar


The graphics don't matter with thus game. As long as the mechanic work smooth then it's fine
Posted 20:26 on 01 March 2014
Dayz4life's Avatar

Dayz4life@ dudester

that retarted
Posted 02:29 on 06 July 2013
Dayz4life's Avatar


i've been reading comments and some i agreed and some i didn't but yes Day z should come out on disc and if i lower my graphics down then maybe!

Happy gaming to all!!!
Posted 02:28 on 06 July 2013
STON3R_H3NG3's Avatar


ATTENTION...this post makes me a bit upset because if they put DayZ on XBLA, it would take like a month to download and costs a heaps of money for internet usage. the whole game is about 15 GB! Therefore the game should be made on DISK!
Posted 15:03 on 18 May 2013


I've got a Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 / 1.86 GHz with 2Gb RAM and an ATI Radeon 4650 with 1GB onboard RAM. It doesn't meet the minimum spec for a lot of games now.
I'd need to change motherboard, processor and ram and probably graphics card (so, basically a new PC).
Posted 11:45 on 12 September 2012
rbevanx's Avatar


I really need to get my act together and buy a new PC, bought loads of stuff on Steam like Dead Island etc that I need to get cracking on.
Posted 11:27 on 12 September 2012


Wii U + NextBox + Live sub + PS4 + PSN sub + iPhone 5 = most of the content I want to play! :)

That's over a long period of time as well and mostly via trades. If I could trade in for PC parts I might be able to get somewhere with it.
Posted 09:44 on 12 September 2012
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CheekyLee@ pblive

Wii U + NextBox + Live sub + PS4 + PSN sub + iPhone 5 = LOTS more than the cost of a PC that can play Day Z. You could build your own for around £300-350, or possibly upgrade an existing one for even less.

The ultra-expensive top-end PC days are pretty much done. All you need to be is prepared to turn off some of the additional effects, and maybe run things at a lower resolution. With any dual core CPU and Radeon 6850 or above, you will be able to play any game on the market with just a little tinkering. Obviously, there is better available, but if you can deal with things being a bit rough looking for speed purposes, you'll be good to go. Despite SysReqLab suggesting otherwise, my LAPTOP runs Guild Wars 2 at 1024 x 768, and it is still pretty enough for me.

Day Z currently updates far too often to work over XBox Live.
Posted 09:15 on 12 September 2012


As someone who can't afford a PC with the right spec to play this, I say bring on the console version.
Posted 08:48 on 12 September 2012
dudester's Avatar


Buggar the xbl release get a standalone finished for pc!
Posted 00:04 on 12 September 2012
Clockpunk's Avatar


Where's that 'Moneypig' image...?
Posted 20:07 on 11 September 2012
Batmamerc's Avatar


I'm betting you had a cheeky grin while writing this didn't you dave lol, penetration says Jan Kunt.

Sorry immature I know.
Posted 17:33 on 11 September 2012

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Release Date: 16/12/2013
Developer: Bohemia Interactive Studio
Publisher: Bohemia Interactive Studio
Genre: Survival Horror
Rating: TBC
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