It’s been a rocky week for Z1 Battle Royale, as developer NantG laid off a number of its staff before announcing that it was tossing the PC-based Z1BR back to Daybreak. While the official announcement came from NantG – and only days after developers confirmed the layoffs – Daybreak itself has been curiously quiet on the subject until today, when the studio addressed the affair in a new post on Z1BR’s Steam page.
You can read the full announcement below, but the main thrust of it is this: Apparently the Daybreak devs were just as surprised as everyone else at the game’s transition back into Daybreak’s control, and they’re “still digesting what that means for the game going forward.” In the meantime, however, the devs assure players that the servers will remain up and running and that there are currently no plans to make any major changes to the game itself in the near future.
However, the devs do promise that they’ll be providing support for the game “through hotfixes, live maintenance, and other service updates” until they figure out what they’ll be doing with the game going forward. If you want to read the whole post in the devs’ own words, you can find it in its entirety just below.
“As many of you saw last Friday, NantG officially announced their decision to transition Z1 Battle Royale back to Daybreak. Like you, we were reacting to that decision in real-time, and are still digesting what that means for the game going forward. That means we don’t have all the answers yet, but we can offer our immediate plans for now until we are ready to share more.
“We can share today that servers will remain up, that we have no plans to change the name of the game, or make any other big changes that will affect your current Z1BR gameplay experience. Our number one goal throughout this entire transition is to make sure there is minimal disruption to the game’s service. That means you can still expect to receive Z1BR news through existing Z1BR community channels. It also means that we’ll continue to support the game – through hotfixes, live maintenance, other service updates – as our team works to get back up to speed.
“Z1BR is a game that so many of us here at Daybreak have worked on and supported in myriad ways over the years, and we want to do right by our community. As we work through this transition, we only ask for your continued patience as we prepare our plans for the game’s future.”