A console version of DayZ "is almost certain" and talks with Sony have already happened

"I don't think it necessarily has to hurt things."

There's a good chance DayZ will make it to console, provided the PC launch of DayZ Standalone isn't a disaster.

"Certainly I think if we don't, for want of a better word, 'f*** up' the PC release then I would say a console port is almost certain," Dean Hall told The Escapist.

Fingers crossed.

"I know a lot of people get really hot and bothered about it. Like, I'm not a console gamer, I'm a PC gamer, but I don't think it necessarily has to hurt things."

Hall said he had even talked with an interested Sony about putting the game on PS4.

"It appears to be the kind of game that Sony are interested in," he said. "We've talked and met with Sony, and they're very - you know, they're obviously interested."

Dean Hall and his small DayZ team work for ArmA developer Bohemia, an established PC studio that could presumably cope with the extra development load that console ports would require.

Having platform holder cooperation would also ensure DayZ - an online game - could be regularly patched and updated like it is on PC.

Sony's made positive strides towards opening up PlayStation to online games, Dust 514 being a clear statement of intent.

Mind you, Microsoft has also found great success in pursuing breakout PC hits - Minecraft in this case - and reshaping them for Xbox Live.

It's not the first time Bohemia's talked about putting DayZ on console. In September, a Bohemia producer talked about such a version being a no-brainer somewhere down the line.

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