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    DayZ on the Xbox One? Ball is in Microsoft's court



    Dean Hall, the lead designer of DayZ, will publish his survival zombie game on Xbox One if Microsoft does away with the self-publishing restrictions and software update fees imposed on independent developers with its next-generation console, he told Polygon.

    "I mean, I like the console. They're still really early on in the process," Hall explained. "They are all still up in the air, we still don't know what will happen. We wouldn't even think about [a console version] until we release it on PC. So it is still a very unknown quantity and we have got see whether Sony will deliver on what they said. And there is some concerning stuff about the PS4 as well. Like, the sun is not shining out of Sony's ass or anything."


    "But with the PlayStation 4, we can self-publish and we don't have to pay for updates," Hall said. "Why do we need the publisher? And why should we pay for updates? You know we are going to be updating this game for a year, so it kind of seems a bit stupid to me. Whereas, with the PlayStation 4, we can self-publish and we don't have to pay for updates."


    Hall said that the cost of updating a game on Microsoft's console is "very, very prohibitive." Although, he did offer hope that maybe the corporation's stance will change.


    "And I'm not hating on Microsoft or anything," Hall said. "It is a real problem. Paying money for updates is a very difficult proposition for DayZ. I'm mean, I'm sure that means you can turn around and you can negotiate stuff with Microsoft; but what happens to the other indies?"


    Hall said that if more people raise their voices, maybe Microsoft will rethink its strategy. "That's what I am hoping. I'd love to see DayZ on the Xbox One, but then we'll have to pay for updates and find a publisher then."


    Sony's interest in a DayZ release for PlayStation 4 was revealed in April; however, Hall says the Windows PC version is the highest priority. "I'm positive that if we don't screw up the PC release, a console release will be most likely," he said. "But with the console release, we want to start developing it soon and we want to use the lessons from the PC to make it better. So we need to be able to patch and update it, we wouldn't want it to become this different thing."
    http://www.polygon.com/2013/6/14/442...crosofts-court

    BOOM. Ball is in your court MS. Respond or get bent. I would buy this on my Xbox One console if MS supported it, but it looks like I will be getting it for my PS4.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soldier 95B View Post




    http://www.polygon.com/2013/6/14/442...crosofts-court

    BOOM. Ball is in your court MS. Respond or get bent. I would buy this on my Xbox One console if MS supported it, but it looks like I will be getting it for my PS4.
    Same here. I hope MS makes it happen. If not I will just go PC with this one depending on the release date. MS has their conference coming up and hopefully they will address their indie policy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sub-stance1 View Post
    Same here. I hope MS makes it happen. If not I will just go PC with this one depending on the release date. MS has their conference coming up and hopefully they will address their indie policy.
    I thought the policy was already set. All games need a publisher. Period.

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    "Dayz is on ps4 xbox one not likely" is what I get from the man... lol why would idies ever try MS console with that kind of approach?

    http://www.techdirt.com/articles/201...icrosoft.shtml

    I read $10000 for each patch for xbo but cant find the article now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shingo View Post
    "Dayz is on ps4 xbox one not likely" is what I get from the man... lol why would idies ever try MS console with that kind of approach?

    http://www.techdirt.com/articles/201...icrosoft.shtml

    I read $10000 for each patch for xbo but cant find the article now.
    I'd really like to see Day Z on the PS4.

    As for Xbox 360 updates, they are currently $40,000. The first one is free however.

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    I'd love to see DayZ on the PS4.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Man Gamer View Post
    I'd really like to see Day Z on the PS4.

    As for Xbox 360 updates, they are currently $40,000. The first one is free however.

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    Ps3 is free, right? So ms doesn't leave indies a choice.
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