H1Z1 Is Being Split Into Two Different Games

H1Z1, changin' at a thousand miles an ho-our. 


H1Z1 is about to get a whole lot different. Today, Daybreak Games announced that the apocalypse simulator H1Z1, currently in Early Access, is being split into two independent days: H1Z1: King of the Kill and H1Z1: Just Survive.

H1Z1: King of the Kill will largely focus on multiplayer components with new fight-to-the-death game modes and PLAYERUNKNOWN's Battle Royale. It'll be available out of Early Access this summer for both consoles and PC. 

H1Z1 proper, or H1Z1: Just Survive, will focus on the same open-world zombie experience with crafting, base-building, scavenging, and all the exploration your heart could desire. Basically think of it as H1Z1 without the multiplayer components where you've got to turn against others and engage in battles to the death.

Both games will retail for $19.99 and will be available via Steam, and they'll also progress via Steam Early Access while being developed with independent milestones at Daybreak Games. King of the Kill will launch simultaneously on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One this year, but Just Survive will stay in Early Access through the end of the year.

This is indeed an interesting announcement, but pretty cool that you can purchase only the half of H1Z1 you're actually wanting to play, or the "entire" package for $40. Will you be investing in one or both halves of the game?

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