Submitted by Pozzle 829d ago | opinion piece

No Left 4 Dead? No Problem. Give Us Day Z On PS3 Instead

Play-Mag writes: It’s the most talked about PC mod of the day, and we want it on PS3 NOW. Or at least in a reasonable timeframe. (DayZ, PC, PS3)

NYC_Gamer  +   829d ago
DayZ is a much better zombie survival game than L4D
NastyLeftHook0  +   829d ago
I agree.
xVeZx  +   829d ago
l4d is a zombie survival game?
omi25p  +   828d ago
i find it funny how everyone is talking about DAYZ because of roosterteeth.
Nimblest-Assassin  +   828d ago
I actually learned about it from NGT... love their playthroughs of it.
PersonMan  +   828d ago
How else clicked this story because they thought the thumbnail was "Limbo"?
STONEY4  +   828d ago
Left 4 Dead is an co-op arcade shooter with zombies. DAYZ is a survival game/mod, where human encounters tend to be more dangerous than the zombies. The only similarity is that they both have zombies. The gameplay and direction are completely different, so you can't really even compare the two.
Mounce  +   828d ago
I've never played DayZ, but from the basic info I heard about it of being a 'realistic' zombie game of survival and potential betrayal of other humans where it's to fight for yourself and whatnot.

I like it. Reminds me a 'Little' about Diablo 2, before Diablo 3 took a shit all over the whole Hostility thing being removed.
evilunklebud  +   828d ago
Maybe, but to have both is BETTER.
Godmars290  +   829d ago
I do know that once upon a time the PS3 could handle UT3 mods with literally little to no conversions issues. So if the original title based on DayZ is already running on the system it should too.
PockyKing  +   829d ago
DayZ runs on Arma 2, which is only on PC
MAJ0R  +   829d ago
I know some people aren't really into PC's but just to give everyone a heads up, Arma 2 will never run on a PS3 or any console unless you want to browse the most complicated user interface with a controller and play a slideshow.
xAlmostPro  +   828d ago
@MAJ0R very true!

However how awesome would it be if sony funded the creators of DayZ to create a DayZ only spin-off :P

Same mechanics, same idea, without the arma 2 requirement underneath :)

One can wish :P
Skate-AK  +   828d ago
I know 360 and PS3 obviously can't run it but to say it will never come to a console is stupid. PS3 has mouse and keyboard support and I think PS4 will to. So that complicated interface you are talking about would be no different then a PC players.
STONEY4  +   828d ago
I highly doubt anyone would make a console game ONLY playable with a keyboard and mouse. That's why Arma 2, or any Arma game, will never show up on consoles. There are so many keys, but a lot of them actually do something useful, and the controls can't be condensed to a controller.

Now for a DayZ retail spin-off not based on Arma 2, that would make more sense. And that could work on a controller. But I still don't see that as something likely to happen.
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greenlantern2814  +   828d ago
your wrong it could run on ps3, it is not that impressive of a game. working through the user interface might be the only problem. but the game would still run smoothly.
WagFanger  +   828d ago
You sir, are f*cking retarded. Arma II needs a LOT more processing power than current consoles would give.
LycanSoldier  +   829d ago
I think we'd all love to see Day Z just get its own retail release on any platform.
DavidMacDougall  +   829d ago
This ^
WayneKerr  +   829d ago
Whats Day Z?
ChickeyCantor  +   829d ago
It's a game I have, but havn't been able to play yet because the server poop out on me.

Also stop using Yahoo or Bing and google the damn game.
Dmd  +   828d ago
"DayZ is a free to play mod launched for ArmA II and is set in Chernarus which is a 225 square kilometre open world that's been hit by an unknown infection that's seen most of the world's population wiped out. You, the player, are one of the few survivors and will need to start new in this zombie-filled world."


Google is your friend! :)
Nimblest-Assassin  +   828d ago
Patriots_Pride  +   828d ago
I think she is Luigi's girlfriend who Mario has an affair with.

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Veni Vidi Vici  +   828d ago
What's the point? There needs to be some sort of end or goal but I can't see one. You basically go around looking for supplies and fight off zombies and other players. Okay, then what? How do you win? Someone who's played it, explain the point of this game?
josephayal  +   829d ago
DayZ? well let's get this door open
Anyway, honestly I never really like L4D series
Moncole  +   829d ago
Arma is not even possible on consoles, how do you expect to play a mod for it on a console? They will need to find a way to port Arma first. If you really want to play the game get a PC.

Day Z is nothing like L4D.
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PockyKing  +   829d ago
It's possible, plus they could just scale down the world. I mean hell, it takes, actually I don't even know, but it takes forever to get from one side to the other side of the map lol
h311rais3r  +   829d ago
They'd also have to reiptimize it and even then graphically and framerate wise it would suck. Some high end pcs have trouble running it. Not only that it's being made by a modder....
MAJ0R  +   829d ago
No it really isn't even possible. For one, scaling the world down defeats the purpose of Arma (and DayZ for that matter). There's also a lot of computing that is done like ballistics and other realistic physics, AI etc. because Bohemia Interactive are after all the developers of a similar engine that they sell to the Military.

Seriously, believe me when I say it, Arma 2 will never run on consoles (at least this gen)... ever.
PockyKing  +   829d ago
Just Cause 2's world is HUGE, and that plays fine on all current consoles.
anonym  +   828d ago

"Just Cause 2's world is HUGE, and that plays fine on all current consoles."

It's not the absolute size of the world that's an issue, it's how much of that world has to be actively processed. Games like Just Cause 2 and Skyrim work because AI and physics are mostly restricted to a relatively small local area, often much smaller than the total amount of visible terrain. Also, the number of AI agents and physics objects are usually tightly controlled to maintain performance.

ArmA II can't do any of that without changing the nature of the game itself. It's focus is on large-scale, realistic warfare. It has to allow for a large number of enemy and friendly AI's, and for greatly varying number of active physics objects, and it has to do all that for a large area. Taking any of that away reduces the dynamism of the world, which is the whole point in ArmA.
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Neko_Mega  +   828d ago
Just like how people said MMO's would never come to consoles or their will never be a console game that would have more then 32 players on one map.

I'm sorry but it can be done, its up to the developers to do it and find away to do it. We seen alot of games that us to be PC only come to console, you just might be scare that it might do better on console and they would support PC less (Which seems to happen alot with more games that were PC only).
xAlmostPro  +   828d ago
They could fund the creators to make a Ps3 exclusive spin off, different map, same idea/mechanics but without arma 2 underneath :)

DayZ from the ground up, won't happen i know but it's one way in which it would be possible, if that makes sense.
moparmogul  +   828d ago
That's not how games work.
Erudito87  +   829d ago
left 4 dead sucks!
vergo89  +   828d ago
Oh i get it, Lets hate on a game that's been repeatedly denied for the console of our choice and instead ride the coat-tails of another game that's never going to be released on...the console of our choice.

Makes perfect since.
Erudito87  +   828d ago
i own the valve steam collection i have it along with every othery valve game maxed on my pc and i dont like that game fair enough?
TheFallenAngel  +   828d ago
Yeah I agree, I foolishly bought left 4 dead 2 for the xbox and I regret it. The graphics look for like a PS2 game and it's not that fun.
WeskerChildReborned  +   829d ago
Hell yea, Day Z on PS3 would be awesome though the maps will probably be smaller and their will probably be a decrease in player count.
xAlmostPro  +   828d ago
MAG's player count says hello. Obviously Arma 2 on PC can run with far better graphics however scale and player count wouldn't be the issue.

Processing power and RAM would be
Skate-AK  +   828d ago
I played the crap out of MAG but the only reason they can have that scale is cause the graphics and animation were not very good. Player count and scale would be a problem. If it wasn't we would have 64 players and the same size maps for consoles as PC players have on Battlefield 3.
xAlmostPro  +   828d ago
Think you need to read what i said once more bud.

I said obviously PC/Arma 2 runs far better graphics.

If for instance DayZ was made to run in MAG's graphics then 40-50 players could be possible.

Console couldn't have 64 players in BF3 because 1 it looked insanely good and 2 they don't have the processing power to handle so much at such high quality.
noxeven  +   829d ago
Last I check the average life exp of a character for day mod z was under 30 mins. I can almost imagine if this came out on console how badly ppl would bitch over need this. This unfair that.
Treian  +   829d ago
Just play it on the PC. That is the best version with the most content because all the DLC that isn't on Xbox and the addon maps, and modded servers.
KeiserSosay4788  +   829d ago
It would be cool if ps3 players got access to this mod, but Arma 2 has a control scheme that would almost be impossible to port over to a controller. Now, they could make it to where you had to use a keyboard. That would work. But even before any of that you would need to get the engine to run on a ps3 which, because of a number of reasons, is near impossible.
Stardum  +   829d ago
No console could run the arma engine, most pc's struggle.
ElementX  +   828d ago
"we want it on PS3 NOW." what an immature writer! It's always gimme gimme gimme with some people.
Shadonic  +   828d ago
I would like it on 360 as well. If it could be cross console compatible that would also be cool. I can see a lot of zombie survival militias consisting of ps3 owners and 360 owners. I'm sure that they have a dayz mod being prepared for arma 3. I'm hoping that ms and sony pull out a arma 3 dayz mod for next gen consoles.
Saryk  +   828d ago
In a nut shell, people want to play a real zombie apocalypse game and not some fluff.
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guitarded77  +   828d ago
Well, this will never happen... you know what else3 will never happen but would be badass??? L4D on Vita... L4D would be a perfect multiplayer experience for the handheld.
Skate-AK  +   828d ago
I would personally rather have a L4D on PS3 rather than Vita.
Hufandpuf  +   828d ago
Not possible.
GillHarrison  +   828d ago
Bohemia Interactive do not have the man power to put ARMA on consoles, let alone the PS3.
vergo89  +   828d ago
My first reaction after reading the title to the "article" was a resounding LOL. Why in the world would you compare an arcady fps to a full fledged military simulator and pretend like one is better than the other.

They're not even in the same universe. The only thing that loosely resembles the two is that they happen to have zombies.
Somebody  +   828d ago
Games are software designed to play to a certain hardware configuration. As such they are configurable to any other hardware configuration by simply modifying or adding some codes. We've seen it's done countless of times before. It's not impossible and we all know it. It's the decisions from the publishers to ensure which certain games should be exclusives and which are to be multi-platformed, not simply the hardware alone.

The most perfect example is The Witcher 2 Enhanced Edition- originally a PC exclusive, modified for X-Box360 and CDP is probably learning how to modify it again for the PS3 as we speak. Another example would be Crysis.

For those who want Day Z for their consoles...there are tons of consoles exclusives that PC gamers would love to play with their machines. Uncharted, The Last of Us, Halo series, God of War series, Gears of War series, Red Dead Redemption, Bayonetta, Gran Turismo, Starhawk, Ace Combat and a few others.

There are a lot of multi platform games out there but what the article is asking for is that one of the few remaining PC exclusive games should be ported for the PS3. Asking something from someone without giving anything back is kinda rude. Maybe one of PS3's own exclusives in return for Day Z perhaps. Out of goodwill.

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moparmogul  +   828d ago
No. Bohemia Interactive originally wanted Arma II on the consoles.


And did you just suggest the PC and PS3 swap exclusives "out of good will"? Oh sweet jesus you have absolutely no idea how this industry works.
Ace_Pheonix  +   828d ago
We're getting The Last Of Us. I couldn't care less about pretty much anything else zombie related. I just have to stay occupied until 2013...
moparmogul  +   828d ago
Because they're totally the same type of game.
Ace_Pheonix  +   827d ago
You're right, they aren't at all the same type of game. Doesn't change my point in the least, The Last Of Us is exactly what I want in this kind of game. I'm pretty sure everyone here can agree that ARMA is better off staying on the PC where it belongs.
StayStatic  +   828d ago
I got 99 problems but a Zombie ain't one ...
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TABSF  +   828d ago
Keep dreaming, ArmA II requires a beast of a system to run I've got 2500K OCed @ 4GHz and GTX 670 and I can't max it.

DayZ is a mod and ArmA II developers said they'll never go consoles probably because they max out PC hardware and going backwards is like failing to them.
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