Daybreak confirms that ex-H1Z1 sandbox Just Survive is still sunsetting tomorrow

    
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It looks like Just Survive’s sunset is really happening.

Back in August, Daybreak announced that it was sunsetting the sandboxier zombie survival half of the game once known just as H1Z1, saying it was “no longer in a position to fulfill its greatness and the current population of the game makes it untenable to maintain.” The game technically never officially launched and received only sporadic love from Daybreak once it was eclipsed by its battle royale half.

There was a bit of hope earlier this month when Z1 Battle Royale (fka H1Z1) lead Jace Hall told streamviewers that he was working on finding a way to keep Just Survive around in “maintenance mode” and “figure out the right way to re-integrate Just Survive as a mode inside of Z1.”

Daybreak says it’s still discussing that possibility, but the game is definitely going offline tomorrow, not headed for maintenance mode. Here’s today’s statement:

“As we announced back in August, we’ve made the difficult decision to sunset Just Survive on Wednesday, October 24 at 11 a.m. PT. All game servers will be coming offline at that time, and the game will no longer be available for play. While this chapter for Just Survive has come to an end, we are discussing the possibility of allowing our partner and developer of Z1 Battle Royale, NantG Mobile, to bring Just Survive back online and take over development of the game sometime in the future. Should we have further information to share regarding that matter, we’ll be sure to inform you accordingly.”

We’re aiming to stream the game before the sunset tomorrow, so stay tuned to OPTV for that.

Source: Daybreak

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Duane_Does_not_check_email

Sunsets a zombie game during Halloween month…. yeah, they just didn’t have the heart in the game.

Or brain, spleen, kidney….

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rafael12104

“no longer in a position to fulfill its greatness” err, doesn’t that describe Daybreak perfectly over the past few years?

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Mewmew

Yes but that’s old news from last week when they were still thinking about what could be done. The above info in the article is from 12 hours ago.

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Kinya

this poll was conducted after announcement that JS comes back as PvE mode to Z1BR and in my opinion is connected to DBG confirming closure of this game and talks with NantG Mobile

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packagegrope

i wonder how long until daybreak sunsets.

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Wilhelm Arcturus

I think this still leaves open the question of what the real relationship is between Daybreak and the “joint venture” that is NantG Mobile. Jace Hall said in that stream that Just Survive wasn’t part of the deal, which implies there is a separation of entities here.

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Xijit

My understanding of it is that they bough out everything that wasn’t a liscenced property (like DCUO) and Daybreak is little more than a Holding company … But I am not sure who owns the IP’s.

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Bruno Brito

This company is so incompetent, that it’s almost admirable.

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Sorenthaz

It’s almost like they themselves have become zombies or something. It’s pretty obvious that they aren’t producing any new games, and most of their other stuff is either in near-maintenance mode or basically get updates once every so many months.

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Bruno Brito

Y e p.

This company doesn’t deserve Everquest’s legacy.

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creepywhistle

Just submitted tips on this. I take too long to type. Thanks, dysphasia. Oh well, I included some links that might be of use.

Ah yes, Daybreak doing the old last-minute curb-stomp.

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silverlock

Well when I’m wrong I’m wrong. I believe I said that they would sunset it in like six months after the split and it’s been over two and a half years.

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Reht

To be fair, they really haven’t done anything with it since then.

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McGuffn

This confirmation that it is shutting down is probably in the top 10 times Daybreak paid attention to the game.

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cursedseishi

To be fair, after the split they may as well have. Even Fortnite’s original game receives more love and attention from Epic than the survival game H1Z1 was supposed to be.

I believe one can count on a single hand the number of noticeable patches it has received since they split the game in two. And just as easily one can tell where ALL the money for the games went–those network Esports deals and tournament prizes don’t pay for themselves after all.

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creepywhistle

You were almost right. Daybreak was stealthily shutting Landmark down at that time.

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Pepperzine

Stealthily? They must have low stealth skill…

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Aldristavan

Me trying to understand Daybreak’s business decisions:
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Sorenthaz

Seems like they’re basically operating on a minimal budget, no real likelihood that they’ll produce anything new of their own, mostly committed to just taking care of what they’ve got as long as they’re making money. Just Survive was never very profitable so it was clearly on the chopping block.

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Ittybumpkin

If there is one thing that is not a difficult decision for TheyBreak Games, it is shutting a game down. I am fairly certain it is their favorite pastime.

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Xijit

I am confident that their CEO regularly mumbles to himself “Just imagine how much profit margin we will have if we had zero operating expenses.”