Two years ago DayZ appeared on Sony’s Gamescom stage but since then we’ve heard very little about the console port.
“The PC is our flagship platform for Day-Z,” lead designer Brian Hicks told Eurogamer. “That is where 99 per cent of our development resources are focused. And while there was a lot of push from Sony and Microsoft to get up on their stages and say ‘yes, we’re coming’, our focus has been exclusively (I want to say exclusively because there’s about a one per cent development resource trying to keep those platforms at a point at which, once we get to our beta and our bug fixing, we can start pushing forward on that) on the PC.”
Eurogamer has a lengthy interview with Brian but to summarise, work may start on the console versions in 2017, and it will almost certainly be out on Xbox One first.
Rather spookily, back when the game was announced for PS4 the first comment, written by “ABlokeCalledDaz” was “See you in 3 years”, which may turn out to be spookily accurate.