According to a recent post on the official website of Daybreak’s H1Z1 zombie horror and survival sandbox, the game will soon be separated into halves, with each being the representative of a new game, a matter discussed in depth below:
Undoubtedly, the MMO enjoyed great success, however players seemed to favor either the Survival game or Battle Royale mode, which ultimately sectioned the game, making exclusive parties. Following this, several requests ensued with concern to a possible reevaluation of the structure and mechanics of H1Z1. As they have grown importunately, ultimately they have been understood and considered by the developer, consequently rehashing the complementing factors and shaping a convenient outcome. Halving the game into H1Z1: Just Survive and H1Z1: King of the Kill, Daybreak announces more versatility and excitement, where the former will focus on the particularities of an open-world zombie survival experience and the latter will masterfully enact a fast-paced shooter, comprising several fight-to-death modes.
The two titles have been confirmed to contain new additions, rendering both versions more complex (e.g. the incorporation of more crates, items and keys duplicated across the games), with the Early Access date scheduled for February 17th, under the price of $19.99 each. Players who are going to purchase H1Z1 during Steam’s Lunar Sale are in for a big treat as they will get free access for both new editions. Additionally, King of the Kill will be officially released for Windows PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 later on this summer.