H1Z1 confirmed as post-apocalyptic MMO, will be ‘fully playable soon’

Wednesday, 9th April 2014 20:32 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

H1Z1 has been announced as Sony Online Entertainment’s latest MMO. It’s a post-apocalyptic affair and will be playable soon according to SOE boss John Smedley.

As teased last night, the game will be revealed through a Game Talk Live podcast which will be broadcast at 8pm EDT.

“H1Z1 is an MMO that allows players to take on the roll of an apocalypse survivor who is in a world that is filled with zombies,” Smedley told Game talk Live via Polygon which was apparently given early access to the cast.

Smedley wrote on Twitter people will be able to “play it soon, and by play I mean play fully.”

H1Z1 was played by Smedley in the vide podcast, and it’s supposed to be a scary MMO, with occurrences such as “a zombie coming up to you with nothing  but a highway flare.”

Players will also be able to “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,” said Smedley. “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.”

A day and night cycle will also come into to play in the game, and it “gets really dark at night” which means players will need to carry a torch in order to see.

Players will also get “ganked by other players [and] zombies,” but vehicles will be available and possibly aircraft.

“Our goal is to build out this entire massive massive world that is this apocalypse of the United States,” Smedley continued.

The podcast which features a look at a early build of the game can be watched through the link at the appropriate time.



  1. Xbone

    Dont you just sick of zombie survivor mmos? I hope it will be shitty f2p. that would be the icing on the cake.

    #1 8 months ago
  2. GrimRita

    So much for the great hope of SWG players. Another zombie game. Personally I don’t mind them if they are good – but an MMO? ‘Go fetch 25 zombie toe nails’….no thanks

    #2 8 months ago
  3. ij 44

    So they just announced DayZ then.. is this for PS4 or something else?

    #3 8 months ago
  4. jmg24bad

    Fuck it, we need more of these that are actually good. Day Z is the only one that is worth a damn. Rust took out its zombies.

    #4 8 months ago
  5. TheWulf

    MMO Failures should not be a bingo card that so many companies are eager to fill in.

    #5 8 months ago
  6. deathm00n

    @jmg24bad And dayz is bugged and unpolished as hell, I really crave for a good zombie survival game and haven’t found one yet, let’s see if this turns out good.

    #6 8 months ago
  7. Panthro



    #7 8 months ago
  8. deathm00n

    @Panthro …Alpha Forever*

    fixed for you

    #8 8 months ago

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