The download bodycount for the open world Zombie MMO H1Z1 has risen pass a cool million. Daybreak Studios (formerly part of Sony Online Entertainment), who produced the game, has hit a landmark over on Steam Early Access, which features indie games and the likes that exist in beta and alpha form. When H1Z1 first launched early this year in January, strong demand for the game led to numerous server issues. Damn near shut down Steam.
So you can imagine John Smedley’s over the moon, posting the landmark downloads via Twitter:
We have sold over 1M copies of H1Z1 on Steam!
— John Smedley (@j_smedley) March 24, 2015
Daybreak is seeking to monetise very soon off this for sure asthere has been a plan in the works for some time that will see the gamers having to acquire a monthly pass to gain unrestricted access to a game mode called Battle Royale, which is virtually a free-for-all, last-man-standing multiplayer event. For now access is free and will remain as such until the kinks and bugs are smoothed out as Smedley says:
What’s clear is that you expect more from us in terms of quality level so that’s what we’re going to do. We’ll focus on bugs, awesome new stuff and adding a ton of features to Battle Royale and our main game to make you feel like you’re more than happy to pay for it. Only then will we charge for it.
See the trailer for H1Z1 to see what you’ve been missing:
1M is pretty big, what do you think of H1Z1? Can there ever be too much zombies? Let us know what you guys think in the comments below.