Daybreak Game Company intends to shave off a piece of its Early Access multiplayer survival game H1Z1 and sell it as a separate game, multiplayer shooter H1Z1: King of the Kill, on Steam and consoles later this year.
It's a bit of a rare move in game development, especially for a game that's already been up for sale on Early Access for over a year, and when it happens developers on the project will also split into two dedicated teams.
H1Z1 as players know it will remain in Early Access for the foreseeable future, under the new name H1Z1: Just Survive, and anyone who buys H1Z1 by February 16th will have access to both games when Daybreak makes the split the following day.
Both games will thereafter be sold for $20 apiece, each with its own microtransaction opportunities. It's yet unclear when Daybreak intends to launch Just Survive out of Early Access, though the firm told PCGamer that it no longer intends to launch the open-world zombie survival game as a free-to-play venture.