H1Z1 is splitting into two games, landing on consoles this summer

Daybreak has just announced that H1Z1 is splitting — “evolving” is the precise word — into two games.

H1Z1: Just Survive is a persistent, open-world zombie survival game.
H1Z1: King of the Kill is a high-intensity last-man-standing shooter.

Players who purchase H1Z1 on Steam until February 16th — including people who already own H1Z1 — will get both games. Beginning on the 17th, each half of the game will cost $19.99 on the platform.

Existing crates, keys, and items will be duplicated across both games. As originally intended, Airdrop tickets will be useable in H1Z1: Just Survive and Event tickets will be usable in H1Z1: King of the Kill. If you have items on the Steam Market, they will be returned to your player inventory, and post-split you can relist them for sale under the correct game title.

So what the heck is Daybreak up to?

The more we developed this game with you, our community, the more we realized that in order to fully support both aspects of H1Z1, and their respective players, we needed to make them their own stand-alone games supported by their own dedicated development teams. Many players in the community have been discussing splitting the game and we’ve heard you loud and clear. We want to make sure we give both titles the support they need and deserve to truly flourish.

So, we’ve decided to do just that – we’re excited to announce that the survival game will now be called H1Z1: Just Survive, with a renewed focus on truly delivering a persistent, open-world zombie survival experience where scavenging, crafting, and base building are the difference between life and death.

We’re also excited to announce that the fast-paced shooter comprised of multiple, fight-to-the-death game modes, including Battle Royale, will be called H1Z1: King of the Kill (KotK).

Both games will be early access, buy-to-play games, but Daybreak says it expects them to launch fully this summer when they launch on Xbox One and PS4 as well. The company notes it has no plans to make either game F2P.

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DoflamingoGT
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DoflamingoGT

Never buy anything from Daybreak, they are the worst company that exists in the gaming industry, even EA and Riot games are better

Infraction
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Infraction

Gnomeland Security The key is “at this time” meaning it can and probably wil change once they got the b2p people out of the way.

ensvne
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ensvne

Glad i never supported this pile of shit.

ThunderJackson
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ThunderJackson

Geneaux

Midgetsnowman
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Midgetsnowman

TheChiefTurtle “hey guys, whats the problem, its cheap this very second, arent you happy to give all your money to daybreak just like me? Yay capitalism!”

sfrees80
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sfrees80

Ha. You’re my favorite kind of consumer. Proudly announcing that you spent too much money on a meal that didn’t satisfy you.
Announcing the new split up big mac! You can choose the naked mac, with no sauce or bun, or the empty mac, with no meat or veggies. Those of you who like a more rounded experience can buy both packages for only $3.99 each

TheChiefTurtle
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TheChiefTurtle

it’s 12$ for both on Steam right now, what FFS is the problem. Get it now if you want it or shut up if you miss the cutoff date. Damn all this whining because of a few bucks I just left 30$ at McDonalds for a Crappy Meal

TheChiefTurtle
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TheChiefTurtle

I was scrolling through the comments to look for this idiotic analogy and I wasn’t disappointed. Just FYI SC and SQ42 were always two different games, this is known since 2013 when they started development. They are adding an option to buy one or the other or both, after offering them only as a bundle for almost three years. Guess what some people might only want to habe the MMO or only the single player game.

Jacra
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Jacra

sray155 As far as I know you can have PvP on the persistent setup too so not sure what you complain about?

Geneaux
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Geneaux

So they’re telling me that the community who supported this game, a game mind you that the devs themselves told everyone would go F2P, wanted two individual games you have to pay for instead?

sray155
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sray155

IlluminaBlade sray155 But you don’t get the product you were sold. H1Z1 marketed itself as having both PVE and PVP, and now that’s being split into two games. Many people bought it because it was supposed to be one game with both parts together, not two separate games.

Cindy_Adorkly
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Cindy_Adorkly

I simply have no words to be honest….. >.> Instead of one complete feature rich game we now have 2 watered down games? Why? The community never knows what it really wants why listen to it? Huhhhh. I don’t feel like this is good news.

Alien Legion
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Alien Legion

Instead of giving me access to two crappy games, how about a refund for never delivering the game you sold through Steam?

I still feel like a total idiot for buying into this, but it was SOE at the time, and I somehow still had faith in them. It’s a pity.

bharel432
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bharel432

Smed is gone, but still the Smed lives on at DBG

BringDaAmblamps
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BringDaAmblamps

And the crazy cash grabbing gaming industry sinks to even newer lows.

Qarran
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Qarran

Lol. Ok.  So, and my apologies if this was answered, is the same team going to keep up and maintain the two games?  

What about servers?  Will they be seperate?  

Will you be able too send something from your presistent world to your “king of the hill” world and vice versa?  

And last, isn’t this just a sign that Daybreak just couldn’t integrate all the features into one game and as a result is breaking the game in two, literally?

mmonerd
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mmonerd

Siphaed Its not accountants fault. Investment company who bought SOE from Sony responsible for this.

mmonerd
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mmonerd

As a Business point of view this is a wrong move. You can’t sell two different game with same setting at the same time. You already have an open world version of an game. B2P system would have work if they had marketed the game with b2P promotion from the very beginning. B2P might work but will it sell 3 or 4 million ? nah

IlluminaBlade
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IlluminaBlade

sray155 But, if you were an early access backer, you get both products.

IlluminaBlade
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IlluminaBlade

jacktors11
I mean, I know you’re joking, you have to be joking, you’re making fun of the situation by proposing a sillier situation.
But I had to check the H1Z1 homepage to be absolutely sure you were joking.
Because Daybreak.

KiwiRed
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KiwiRed

mysecretid Karl_Hungus ManastuUtakata jeremy2020 Look up “Death Troopers”, an official SW title from 2010. All too canon (at least, at the time).

Siphaed
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Siphaed

Silverlock ausj3w3l 
The show was far too much parody to action anime and completely out of wack with the art (animation too).  Akame Ga Kill was 100x what Kill La Kill could ever wish to be.

fastcart
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fastcart

jeremy2020 Midgetsnowman *evil laugh*

Rheem Octuris
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Rheem Octuris

JimGriffiths Mortam and 50% of the staff. That said the marketing department were douche bags waaaay before this.

Its like the marketers are the id, the devs are the superego, and Smed was the ego.

Rheem Octuris
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Rheem Octuris

Siphaed And they expect us to just bend over and take their… nope can’t do it.

Jack Pipsam
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Jack Pipsam

I understand the logic behind this, but if I was a player (which I kind of am, I got an email from Daybreak saying I own both as I owned the Early Access version) this just gives me the shits.
I hate it in games like CoD or the like where they split single-player and online into different clients, it’s just annoying and inconvenient. But this is both muti-player and they want to double dip by making people pay twice?
This is inconvenient for the end user who wants to play both, it’s wrong to split it in two and charge for both separately for what still the same game.
I wonder if the Xbox One/PS4 versions are going to be the same as well, because I cannot see this idea flying well on consoles.

jacktors11
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jacktors11

Daybreak games just announced that they are breaking the game modes down even further. 
The Games are: 
King of the Kill. $ 20 Dollars 
Just survive PVP Server: $ 20 Dollars
Just Survive PvE Server  $ 20 Dollars
Humans vs Zombies 5 v 5 Arena: $ 20 Dollars
Zombie Fallout (play as Zombie): $20 Dollars

Now, we can all choose which game mode we want to play, and pay for that game. Hell, for only $ 100 dollars, we can get all game types.  This should please all those people who said they loved the new Daybreak plans.
When does it stop?  This is only the start of this shady business that the gaming industry thinks they can pull on us. Loyal, avid Gamers do not deserve to be shit on like this.

Midgetsnowman
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Midgetsnowman

deekay_zero Rozyn jeremy2020 JimGriffiths Mortam you should never feel bad for investors. They are singularly th worst kind of person

jacktors11
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jacktors11

JimGriffiths Siphaed The only reason that the normal servers are so dead, is because most of the people who initially purchased the Alpha version of the game, were promised that H1Z1 was supposed to be an Open-World Zombie Survival MMO. They also said that the current map would continue to grow to 10 times the size it was at Alpha Launch. They also promised so much more. 
But all those promises never came to fruition, so the majority of those initial backers have stopped playing the game, and all that is left are the Battle Royale people. If this company stuck to their initial plan, those servers would be packed. Just look back at the reviews of the game when it first came out. People were excited, and were looking forward to the originally promised game. Now these moronic Devs are realizing that the same few hundred people are playing the Battle Royale, and once they get bored with the game, they are shit out of luck.

Kaiser Sosey
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Kaiser Sosey

What would John Lane say?

Zulika_Mi_Nam
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Zulika_Mi_Nam

I have to give DNB credit on this one.  They are the first to start the 1 game for the price of 2 marketing strategy that others will surely follow.

mysecretid
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mysecretid

Karl_Hungus ManastuUtakata jeremy2020 
Oh, for feck’s sake, Karl! I know the Star Wars Expanded Universe completely lost its mind at a certain point, but did they actually go there? Or is this some “zombie beast” picture from D&D or somewhere which just happens to look like an undead Chewbacca?
I really hope it’s the latter — for all our sakes. :-D
 

Cheers,

mysecretid
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mysecretid

Bluetouchpaper Karl_Hungus ManastuUtakata jeremy2020 
No, Blue, trust me — you really don’t. :-)

Damonvile
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Damonvile

Greaterdivinity As someone that’s pretty vocal about everything bad they do, I can’t really fault them on this. It’s been a top selling game since it first went into early access and still is. going f2p at launching would just be a bad business decision. Besides, doesn’t everyone hate f2p and want their games b2p because it’s always better….. /laugh

Bluetouchpaper
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Bluetouchpaper

Karl_Hungus ManastuUtakata jeremy2020 Now I want to see a Star Wars spin off with Zombies .

Walpurgisnacht
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Walpurgisnacht

Layfon You remember right, they have just changed their minds.

Greaterdivinity
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Greaterdivinity

So just confirmed/found out that neither version of the game will eventually be F2P. So after well over a year of promising that the game would be F2P at launch, they backpedal like this and basically say nothing about changing it to B2P at launch : /

Walpurgisnacht
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Walpurgisnacht

deekay_zero Walpurgisnacht I found out that F2P is cancelled. It will remain B2P with pay2win cash shops. I sent MOP a tip. I hope they make a new article because this is a huge change.

deekay_zero
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deekay_zero

SallyBowls1 devs said last yea the massive world thing is impossible with the engine. erm uh devs across dbg games. they basically threw smed under the bus for making that promise over and over again.

deekay_zero
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deekay_zero

Rozyn jeremy2020 JimGriffiths Mortam current situation started well before corvus nova.

blaming them shifts the goal posts.

the company has a culture. that culture has been imposed and integrated over 20 years now.

if anything weep for the investors’ who spent money on a dare apparently.

deekay_zero
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deekay_zero

JimGriffiths Siphaed well then that’s the game. that’s what it is. there’s no need to split it into 2 more expensive parts. just sell it for what people want out of it. or split it for equal parts.

considering the game was supposed to be f2p by now… like ya know eh? lmao.

deekay_zero
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deekay_zero

Siphaed JimGriffiths i mnea the game didn’t even hit the low bar set by dayz sa. and we’re supposed to call it wise to buy in by now?

ayy lmao

(yes this is my new meme, that is always appropriate for dbg posts it seems)

deekay_zero
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deekay_zero

Walpurgisnacht will it ever actually launch?

deekay_zero
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deekay_zero

MinionDave he created teh corporate culture there. i’m sure his ghost lingers.

deekay_zero
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deekay_zero

thatchefdude SOE was a money pit of epic proportions. that’s why sony sold it. that’s why smed is out.

chernabog
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chernabog

Siphaed Gnomeland Security didnt they say this was going to be free to play? like, this whole time until today?

Karl_Hungus
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Karl_Hungus

ManastuUtakata jeremy2020 
Don’t even joke about zombie wookies.

Rozyn
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Rozyn

Day still breakin’ games, I see.

Rozyn
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Rozyn

agemyth ArkJag “Founded on Aug 28, 2013″ … ” The project is currently “Closed Alpha”” QQ so not in my lifetime. Huge ass game with terrible coding, I do not envy those working on the emu.

Rozyn
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Rozyn

jeremy2020 JimGriffiths Mortam Yeah, I’ve had to explain the difference between a games company that wants to make a profit while still making games and a Russian investment firm quite a few times.

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