H1Z1 has a huge debut on PlayStation 4 with over 1.5M downloads
Could H1Z1 be saved through the PlayStation 4? There is no doubt that Daybreak is banking heavily on the battle royale title striking big on the console — and it may do just that.
In the first day of the title’s free-to-play open beta, over 1.5 million players downloaded the game to give it a try. While definitely popular, the crush of players and 200K concurrency have caused issues, and Daybreak has been scrambling to deal with power outages, missing items, and other server problems.
“A huge THANK YOU to the 1,500,000+ of you who have joined us in The Arena since the H1Z1 open beta launch on PS4 yesterday!” Daybreak tweeted. “We’re continuing to work to resolve login and purchase issues, and are committed to bringing you a pure battle royale experience.”
The PlayStation 4 version of H1Z1 differs from the PC client with features such as “a radial weapon menu, grab-and-go equipment system, and no inventory management.”