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Daybreak's  H1Z1  is spreading fast, surpassing 1M sold

Daybreak's H1Z1 is spreading fast, surpassing 1M sold

March 24, 2015 | By Alex Wawro

Daybreak Game Company president John Smedley took to Twitter last night to proclaim that 1 million copies of the studio's zombie survival game H1Z1 have been sold since it launched on Steam's Early Access service in January.

At a million alpha copies sold in three months, H1Z1 is now in the same league as Early Access sales stars like DayZ (1 million sold in a month) and Rust (1 million sold in two months.)

The company formerly known as Sony Online Entertainment could probably use a bit of good fortune, having last month suffered sweeping layoffs in the wake of being sold to Columbus Nova and rebranding itself as the multi-platform studio Daybreak.

Speaking to Gamasutra in January, Smedley seemed enthusiastic about selling H1Z1 on Early Access ahead of its expected console debut.

"Steam is a great platform to do that because the userbase they’ve built around Early Access has really metastatized," said the Daybreak chief. "I think it’s actually a great path for developers to take."

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