Daybreak Game Company, formerly Sony Online Entertainment, has announced its first foray into the survival game space, H1Z1, has sold one million copies on Steam since its launch.
The announcement comes from DGC’s president, John Smedley, who revealed the game’s sales on his official Twitter account.
Considering H1Z1 is still in its early access alpha, this is a pretty substantial milestone for the game. Thankfully, DGC has regularly been tweaking and updating H1Z1 since its January launch. Just last month the company wiped servers in order to roll out some big changes, such as only allowing one character to be available per server. Since then, they’ve made even more regular updates, the last one taking place just this week that changed the rewards to its Battle Royale.
H1Z1 is currently available of PC, although a PlayStation 4 version of the game is expected to release once the PC version is officially launched.
Daniel Perez posted a new article, H1Z1 sells 1M copies while releasing regular updates
Which is exactly how it's supposed to be done.
You don't ask for a bunch of money and then hide. It makes your backers skittish and they wont be keen to reinvest or to share their experience at all. It's still vaporware unless you show progress.
Look at Star Citizen. They have consistent, constant updates. They engage their community directly, through the forums and through Q&A sessions. And they put out releases all the time. (really really huge releases).
And they're making money hand over fist. Because the community believes in them.
Good for H1Z1, more power to em.