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DayZ runs on PS5 and XSX via back-compat mode, no next-gen upgrades

Published: 08:59, 10 November 2020
Bohemia Interactive
Bohemia Interactive's DayZ
DayZ will run on PS5 and Xbox Series X|S via backward compatibility mode.

Bohemia Interactive, the dev behind the DayZ online-survival game, have shared a few points about how their game will work on the upcoming next-generation of consoles.

Fans of DayZ will be happy to hear that they can continue their survival on the next-generation of consoles, using the same license and progress (linked to their Xbox Live and PlayStation Network account). 

There's no word on any next-gen improvements for the game, but it's safe to say that by utilizing the raw power of next-gen systems, DayZ could be running at a much higher (and more stable) frame-rate than on PS4, Xbox One consoles out of the box. We'll know more when both new platforms are officially released.

Here's the official statement:

There’s a lot of excitement and anticipation around the release of the new Xbox Series X/S and PlayStation 5. That’s why we’re thrilled to announce that DayZ and DayZ Livonia will be fully playable on both via backward compatibility.

If you own a digital license, the game will be available for download directly from your PlayStation Network or Xbox Live account. You’ll be able to access the game from the Ready to Install section of your Xbox Series X/S, and the Library section on PlayStation 5. Since the savegame is entirely server-side, you’ll be able to jump back into the game exactly where you left off.

Furthermore, the game’s price and availability will remain the same on the old and new generation of consoles. This includes both old and newly acquired licenses.

To sum up:

  • The game will run on the new generation of consoles via backward compatibility mode.
  • The same license is valid for both generations.
  • Availability and price of DayZ won’t change.
  • Game progress is linked to your Xbox Live and PlayStation Network accounts and will remain the same across both generations. 


DayZ screenshot showing a man reading a map Owners of the current-gen DayZ will be able to play on PS5 and Xbox Series X|S via back-compat mode.

DayZ is a survival video game developed and published by Bohemia Interactive. It is the standalone successor of the mod of the same name. Following a five-year long early access period for Windows, the game was officially released in December 2018, and was released for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 in 2019.

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