SAN DIEGO – May 23, 2018 – Daybreak Games® today announced that H1Z1®, the company’s groundbreaking battle royale game, was played by more than 1.5 million fans within the 24-hour period of launch on PlayStation®4. Now available as a free download on the PlayStation Store, the battle royale shooter is currently in Open Beta with a full release scheduled for later this year.
Watch the new trailer here.
Redesigned for the PS4, the all-new H1Z1 features a larger weapon arsenal, fully reworked UI, and faster-paced gameplay. Frequent and increasingly lucrative airdrops for higher-powered weapons and armor keep the action moving ahead of the encroaching toxic gas. An updated control system allows players to quickly interact with their environment via radial weapon menu, while a grab-and-go equipment system makes loot-collection easier on the run.
“This is an incredible milestone and we want to thank all of our player who helped make this possible,” said H1Z1 Producer Terrence Yee. “We believe we’ve found the right balance for battle royale on console and players have responded positively to our reimagining of H1Z1. We will continue to refine the game based on feedback from Open Beta to ensure the best experience possible for our actively growing community.”
The press kit and reviewer’s guide can be found here.
About H1Z1®: Battle Royale
H1Z1®: Battle Royale is a fast-paced, competitive battle royale shooter. Parachute in and search for weapons, ammo, vehicles and supplies to stay alive. As toxic gas compresses the map, develop a winning strategy and prepare for the final showdown. H1Z1 is available for free on Windows PC and is in Open Beta on PlayStation 4.
ESRB Rating: Rated T for Teen for Violence and Blood.
About Daybreak Games
Daybreak Games is a worldwide leader in massively multiplayer online games and emergent gameplay best known for its blockbuster hits and franchises, including the original standalone battle royale game, H1Z1®, EverQuest®, EverQuest®II, PlanetSide®2 and DC Universe™ Online. Daybreak also publishes The Lord of the Rings Online™ and Dungeons & Dragons Online® for Standing Stone Games. The forward-thinking publisher, developer and creator of compelling online entertainment for a variety of gaming platforms is headquartered in San Diego, and has development studios in Austin, TX; Boston, MA; and South Korea. To learn more, visit: www.DaybreakGames.com.
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