When you think of DayZ these days, you probably don’t think of it as the nexus of the survival sandbox popularity rush any longer. It’s mostly in a historical context, in fact. But the game is supposedly heading out of early access this year, and the game is also setting its sights on expanding to further shores. Alongside the beta launch, the game is heading for Xbox Game Preview at some point this year, with PlayStation 4 support planned at some undetermined point in the future.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, commenters on the Xbox One subreddit have already started comparing the game unfavorably to later titles developed from the framework DayZ set down, with the game’s protracted testing period and lack of forward movement cited as key reasons to avoid the title when it does launch. Of course, there are still no firm dates for any of this, so there’s a lot of room for things to change.
Yes! Coming to Xbox Game Preview at some point this year, we’re not sure about PS4 yet, but we’ll release there too, eventually – just don’t know when yet.
— DayZ Development (@dayzdevteam) February 5, 2018