H1Z1 is a zombie MMO from Sony Online Entertainment

Sony Online Entertainment will reveal a new MMO tonight. Called H1Z1, the game will allow players "to take on the role of an apocalypse survivor who is in a world that is filled with zombies."

6

Sony Online Entertainment will reveal a new MMO tonight. Called H1Z1, the game will allow players "to take on the role of an apocalypse survivor who is in a world that is filled with zombies." SOE president John Smedley emphasized that it's "a world, not just a little tiny server."

The full reveal is expected to happen tonight at 5PM PT, but Smedley has already revealed quite a bit about the game to Game Talk Live (via Polygon). "Here is something your gonna be able to do that you can't do in these other games: Light things on fire. We are in the middle of putting that in so you are gonna be able to burn down trees, burn down stuff, and that's gonna be a lot of fun. The idea is that these players [are] building these forts and all of the sudden these other guys coming in lighting it on fire and waiting till they come out of the fortress ... is awesome," he said. (DayZ currently doesn't have fire, but plans on adding it later this month.)

H1Z1 will also include a day-night cycle, one which will dramatically affect gameplay. And while more will be revealed tonight, Smedley teased that the game will be playable soon. "And by play, I mean play fully," he said on Twitter.

From The Chatty

  • reply
    April 9, 2014 12:45 PM

    Andrew Yoon posted a new article, H1Z1 is a zombie MMO from Sony Online Entertainment.

    Sony Online Entertainment will reveal a new MMO tonight. Called H1Z1, the game will allow players "to take on the role of an apocalypse survivor who is in a world that is filled with zombies."

    • reply
      April 9, 2014 12:53 PM

      But are they slow zombies or fast zombies.

    • reply
      April 9, 2014 12:54 PM

      Most generic description ever, good work, Sony marketing!

      /golf clap

    • reply
      April 9, 2014 1:14 PM

      Well that's a relief, I was worried we were out of zombie games!

    • reply
      April 9, 2014 1:15 PM

      i really feel like "to take on the role of an apocalypse survivor in a world filled with zombies" would have read better

      • reply
        April 9, 2014 1:36 PM

        writing was outsourced to printer support

    • reply
      April 9, 2014 1:15 PM

      At first I was like "MAN! There really aren't enough zombie games!" Then this happened, so I'm good now :P

    • reply
      April 9, 2014 1:33 PM

      DayZ seems popular! Now how we can milk it for all the money ever?

      • reply
        April 9, 2014 1:43 PM

        Just turn that thing into an actual game and maybe we've got something!

    • reply
      April 9, 2014 1:37 PM

      Is that a terrible title? I kind of don't like it.

    • reply
      April 9, 2014 1:39 PM

      TL;DR of every reply above this one:

      "Are players going to complain about zombies being cliche and overused before logging in to their cliche and overused fantasy MMO of choice?"

      • reply
        April 10, 2014 4:05 AM

        Normally I would but I have been playing SO MUCH DayZ and loving it so I can't complain anymore. Granted DayZ is way more about the other players but still.

    • reply
      April 9, 2014 2:21 PM

      Why not call it SARZ

    • reply
      April 9, 2014 2:34 PM

      Yes.. I love zombies.

    • reply
      April 9, 2014 2:42 PM

      that dude likes burning shit down it sounds like

    • reply
      April 10, 2014 4:33 AM

      yesssssssssssss how did I not hear about this... and its almost playable. Seems like it might be a budget title considering how quiet and long they've been working on EQNext