In a recent interview with Gamereactor, Dean Hall has affirmed that he had some dialogues with Microsoft about a console version of DayZ Standalone.
Speaking of his choice of next-gen console, Hall stated that he is looking for someone with a reasonable publishing model, and currently both Xbox One and Playstation 4 seem to provide that kind of atmosphere:
We’d certainly consider release on any feasible platform with a realistic publishing model. It seems like currently both of the next-gen consoles should provide an environment we can develop inside.
For DayZ Standalone, PC is obviously the developer’s choice of platform, but Hall has some pretty good expectations from Xbox One and PS4:
I personally feel the new consoles have yet to prove themselves able to rival the PC experience, however I feel there is the potential from both.
From what we could gather, it looks like Hall is more inclined towards Xbox One than towards PS4:
I’ve not personally had the opportunity to view the full details of the PS4 whereas I have had the opportunity to talk extensively with Microsoft.
We already know that Microsoft is allowing developers to self-publish their content on Xbox One via ID@Xbox program which is very fascinating. Other than this, Kinect 2.0 seems to intrigue Hall as well:
I think if the role of Kinect/Voice expands to where it is desired it could do some awesome things. I just think it’s too early to say at this point.
In other ID@Xbox news, the program’s director has confirmed to Edge Online that the first wave of ID@Xbox titles will start rolling in from March, 2014.
As of now, there are ‘Thousands’ of applicants waiting in the queue. What is your take on this?