Xbox’s Game Preview program helped them make the decision.
Vigor is a brand new multiplayer game from Bohemia Interactive, the same folks who brought us Arma and who, any minute now, will launch the actual, official version of DayZ. Vigor, much like DayZ before it, will be coming to consoles- in fact, it will only come to consoles. However, unlike DayZ, which is also planned to hit the PS4, it will be coming only to Xbox One.
How did this end up coming about? Why did Bohemia Interactive decide to go with Xbox One, over the PS4, which has a larger install base? Speaking to GamingBolt, the folks at Bohemia pointed out that the game will be releasing in Early Access, which is something the Xbox One allows for, but the PS4 does not.
“As Vigor is the first game developed for consoles after a long time, we decided to stick to one platform at a time,” Petr Kolář, Project Lead of the game said. “And Bohemia is well known for our close cooperation with the community during development of our games, which led us to Game Preview on Xbox.”
You may expect that this would, in turn, mean that the game would eventually come to the PS4 as well- maybe once it is out of early access, and has received a full, “official” release. However, when GamingBolt pressed the developers on whether or not a PS4 version was ever planned, they refused to commit or comment on it in any capacity. “I’m sorry, but I cannot provide any more details on that,” was their exact response to the question.
This seems to suggest that there is no PS4 version planned for now, and they don’t want to raise any hopes by even remotely implying that it is- that, or if there is a PS4 version planned, they might be contractually obligated to not bring that up for now. Or maybe I am overthinking all this, and they simply don’t have a PS4 version in the pipeline, and just want to focus on Xbox.
Whatever it is, for now, if you want to play Vigor, you can check it out on Xbox One in Summer of this year.