It seems like over the past few years more and more games are coming to PS4 first before Xbox One. Some call it unfair, while others call it business. Either way, you can guarantee that there will be one game that will come to Xbox One wayyyyy before PS4; DayZ.
If you don’t know what DayZ is you’re definitely going to want to check it out:
The game places the player in the fictional post-Soviet Republic of Chernarus, where a mysterious plague has turned most of the population into violent zombies. As a survivor, the player must scavenge the world for food, water, weapons, and medicine, while killing or avoiding zombies, and killing, avoiding, or cooperating with other players in an effort to survive the outbreak.
Yes. It’s another Zombies game! You can check the trailer out below:
DayZ will be coming out sometime in 2018. The main reason it’s coming to Xbox One first is that Xbox One has a preview program and PS4 does not. That being said if you want to check it out earlier on Xbox One you will need to buy the game (for cheap). Nonetheless, even if you are not, it will still officially be coming out on Xbox One before PS4.
The developer has said:
“In short, yes, we’re still going to release DayZ for PS4,” a representative said in an interview with GameSpot. “It’s mostly that we have the ability to do the Game Preview program with Xbox that has us choosing this platform for the first console release, and the partnership with Microsoft has been very productive so far. We’re still excited to have DayZ in the hands of PS4 players, it’ll just happen a bit later than the Xbox release.”
In 2018 a 1.0 release of DayZ will be available on PC as well as Xbox One. They have said that while they want to release it for PS4 in 2018 as well, they cannot make any guarantees.
The Early Access version of DayZ launched in December 2013. It has sold 3 million copies despite being unfinished. A statement that will soon change in early 2018.