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.