Developer Daybreak Game Company has announced today that its zombie-survival MMO, H1Z1, has been split into two separate games. The first, entitled H1Z1: Just Survive, is described as “a persistent, open-world zombie survival game,” much like the original, with “a renewed focus on truly delivering a persistent, open-world zombie survival experience where scavenging, crafting, and base building are the difference between life and death.” Meanwhile, H1Z1: King of the Kill is being described as a ” fast-paced shooter comprised of multiple, fight-to-the-death game modes.” You can currently purchase both titles on Steam for a sale price of $15, which ends February 16th.
The company said it decided to do the split after noticing that the standard Survival and Battle Royale modes had the most in-game populations, and that players almost exclusively stayed to either mode. King of the Kill will retain the Battle Royale mode on top of its others. The game will come out of Early Access on the PC and to the Xbox One and PS4 this summer, and the company says it is working on bringing Just Survive to the consoles as well.
Already own the game? Don’t worry–come February 17th, the official day of the split, you’ll find both versions in your Steam games inventory. Additionally, your crates, keys, and items are going to be duplicated for use in both games, and as originally intended, Airdrop tickets will be useable in Just Survive, while Event tickets will be usable in King of the Kill.
After February 17th, both games will be available as Early Access titles for $19.99 each.