DayZ On PS4 – Pay For A Console Port Of An Unfinished Game By A Guy Ditching His Own Project?
If you're a little behind on all things Gamescom Dean Hall of Bohemia Interactive today announced that the popular multiplayer zombie survival game, DayZ, will be launching on Sony's PlayStation 4. My response? I laughed a little before having to swallow a little bit of my own sick. Let me get this straight. After luring me in with a pretty impressive free mod you then tempted my wallet with promises of grandeur in DayZ standalone before offering me the chance to "support" a project prior to official release only to deliver a half-assed effort at a ridiculously poor attempt to cash in?
In case you're still trying to get the current stance of the author, I'll make it obvious. I personally consider DayZ to be one of the most disappointing and under achieving investments I have ever made. I realize there's an endless wave of fans ready to defend the title at every opportunity and they have every right to do so but for some of us that enjoyed the mod from its very early days - and enjoyed its surprising level of quality and speed of progression - the standalone product is nothing more than virtual papier toilette.
In recent months the standalone version has at least made some progression but enough to rival the mod that's now years old? No. Even with a full staff of professional developers they cannot surpass a seemingly small community of coders that continue to improve and advance the original DayZ. Adding to the flow of negativity surrounding the game is the upcoming departure of the creator himself. Dean Hall previously announced that he will be leaving Bohemia Interactive before years end - but we're guessing after the cheque from Sony has cleared.
If you're mainly a console guy or gal then I would advise you to avoid DayZ on PlayStation 4 at all costs - that is especially true if they release some sort of early access program. Which is likely as calling DayZ a retail ready game is nothing short of hilarious.