Great interview - thanks for posting that jblackrupert. I am not much of a DayZ player but I will definitely buy into the standalone.
I can't see it working on a console in the current generation - maybe next gen. I kind of hope they do as a lot of my friends don't and will never use a PC for gaming (this is a lifestyle choice rather than an age/financial reason) - it would be great one day to play with them on a console.
Regarding the recent comment "Unless your a kid with no money consoles really make no sense." - I am 43 years old and financially independent and I love my Xbox and PS3. Most of my console friends are of the same age and financial status. What I like mainly is that they provide a hassle free way into gaming - you buy a console game and you know it's going to run on your console - no settings to mess with, no upgrades needed, just insert the disk and go. Also, my consoles are in a different room to my PC and are connected to a projector. Again, all I had to do was buy the console, plug it in and go. I have tried on a few occaisions to set up a media PC and it's definitely more hassle than buying a console, more expensive and has a shorter 'shelf life' before needing upgrades.
Having said all this, it's about the game too. I would only like to see it on a console if the next generation of consoles can support large servers with persistency - these are crucial to the success of DayZ and it just would not work if it 'made smaller'. So, as it stands DayZ is more suited to the PC, but we don't yet know what the next generation of consoles will be capable of.