Zombie MMO H1Z1 is about to undergo some major changes according to developer Daybreak.
“They will also have separate social channels so it’ll be easier for you to keep track of the game you care most about”. I know survival fans have complained that most of the recent development attention has been focused on BR, so maybe having a separate team working on just survival will help (provided they add enough additional staff to the survival side).
Later this month H1Z1 will be split into two separate games-the open-world survival mode being one, and the competitive Battle Royale mode being the other-and each will be sold separately.
Answering some questions in the FAQ, Daybreak said both games will require Daybreak Cash for optional in-game transactions on PC, with a “similar currency available when the games come to console”.
King of the Kill is being billed as “large-scale, high-intensity multiplayer shooter” comprised of numerous “fight-to-the-death” game modes. “We want to make sure we give both titles the support they need and deserve to truly flourish”.
“We have received feedback from our community”, said Andersen, “and they’ve pointed out that these are really two different games, that they are very much stand-alone concepts that have two different audiences”.
Meanwhile, console owners can look forward to H1Z1: King of the Kill arriving sometime summer 2016 as part of an official release when it exits Steam Early Access. But while that success is behind the company, it thinks that breaking up the game is the best thing for its future.
Battle Royale pits players (up to 150) against each other on a huge map until there is only one survivor.
Instead of a straight port, the entire game’s development has been split up into two new products, entitled H1Z1: Just Survive and H1Z1: King of the Kill.
Already own the game?
H1Z1’s costs £14.99 on Steam Early Access, but is now on sale for £11.24 until 12th February due to Steam’s Lunar New Year sale.
For those who do not own H1Z1 yet can buy the game anytime before February 16th to receive both versions. In Just Survive, you, uh… just survive. At the moment, the developer has no plans to make either game free-to-play.
Daybreak Game Company LLC is a worldwide leader in massively multiplayer online games and emergent gameplay.