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Let's watch 50 minutes of H1Z1, AKA Sony's version of DayZ


10:00 PM on 04.18.2014



Sony Online Entertainment is making an open world zombie survival game called H1Z1. Yeah, it's blatantly going for the whole DayZ approach. You can't really blame them though. It's a genre people are really craving for, as evidence by how well DayZ and Rust have been selling.

Game designer Jimmy Whisenhunt and technical director Tom Schenck from the SOE team took to Twitch recently and showed off 50 minutes of H1Z1. There's a lot of walking, some driving, axes, zombies, and well nothing all that out of the ordinary. What do you think?

Also I'm not really a fan of the name H1Z1. I purpose we just refer to this as Hizi, pronounced like hizzy.








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3:00 PM on 01.19.2015
Sony Online offered H1Z1 refunds after pay-to-win complaints

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7:00 AM on 01.16.2015
H1Z1 community feels that the game is pay-to-win despite being told it wouldn't be

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7:30 PM on 01.15.2015
H1Z1 is Steam's top seller despite also not working right now

H1Z1, Sony Online Entertainment's bizarrely-named version of DayZ, is out on Steam today in Early Access. Not just out; it's atop the "top sellers" list on the Steam store, above freshly discounted, free-to-play-for-the-weeke...more



5:00 PM on 08.15.2014
H1Z1 is a lot more playable, still a ways out

I stopped tallying at ten counts of the word "iteration" in the early goings of the SOE Live 2014 presentation for SOE's upcoming (PC, PS4) survival zombie sim H1Z1. Okay. I get it. That's why the game wasn't so hot when it w...more



2:45 PM on 05.16.2014
H1Z1, as I saw it, was almost completely unplayable

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11:00 AM on 04.29.2014
Check out 12 full hours of H1Z1 during Sony's stream today

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12:15 PM on 04.23.2014
SOE talks early monetization plans for its zombie survival MMO H1Z1

Following its big gameplay reveal of H1Z1, Sony Online Entertainment has detailed what the developers have come up with so far for the PS4 and PC open-world zombie survival game's monetization strategy. SOE president John Sme...more



5:00 PM on 04.09.2014
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