H1Z1 is becoming two separate games


‘King of the Kill’ and ‘Just Survive’

Daybreak plans to split up its multiplayer zombie survival game H1Z1 on February 17, 2016.

It’s becoming two titles: H1Z1: Just Survive, an apocalyptic open-world experience with the usual scavenging and crafting, and H1Z1: King of the Kill, a “large-scale” multiplayer shooter. The former will be on Steam Early Access “through the end of the year,” while the latter hopes to come out of Early Access this summer with a full PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One release.

The idea here is to appeal to “two distinct communities,” according to Daybreak CEO Laura Naviaux. The split-apart games are even being made by separate internal development teams.

Current H1Z1 owners and anyone else who nabs it before February 17 will get King of the Kill and Just Survive at no additional cost. Otherwise, they’re going to be $19.99 a piece.

With all that out of the way, I think some King of the Hill Photoshops are in order.