H1Z1 ditches inventory management for Playstation 4, Just Survive is ‘working on a plan to go forward’
Internal crisis or no, Daybreak is moving forward with plans to bring H1Z1 to the PlayStation 4. When it arrives, however, this version will be noticeably different than the PC edition in one significant area: There will be no inventory management to handle.
“[With] inventory management we were just like, it just doesn’t feel good to muck your way through this on a controller [where] you’re clicking 100 times to do something,” said Lead Systems and Combat Designer Tony Morton to US Gamer. “So it was like, how do we do the most we can with the least amount of clicks. There were some things like inventory and crafting and salvaging where we just needed to pull it, because it’s not adding anything to the game in terms of how it feels to go through all those steps on a controller.”
Meanwhile, the Just Survive community continues to wait for word on the future (if any) for the MMO. A little over a week ago, a Daybreak dev posted a short notice stating, “Daybreak had a layoff that affected many teams. Just Survive was hit pretty hard. I’m in meetings this week to find out our plans for the future. As I know things, I’ll post them here so that everyone knows what is going on.”
He followed that up with another short statement saying, “We’re working on a plan to go forward. We need to finish it, and get it approved by the executives. Until then, I can’t commit to anything. As soon as we know, we’ll let you all know what variety of changes to expect.”