Survival H1Z1 game Just Survive shuts down in October
Just Survive, the survival H1Z1 video game, shuts down in October.
In a post on Steam, developer Daybreak said Just Survive goes dark at 7pm UK time on 24th October. All Steam purchases and in-game transactions have been disabled.
“The excitement of the game’s promise was palpable and its loyal community is still full of ideas for its future,” Daybreak said.
“Unfortunately, we are no longer in a position to fulfill its greatness and the current population of the game makes it untenable to maintain.”
Just Survive had an up and down existence. The open-world zombie survival game launched in January 2015 as an early access project titled H1Z1 that was pitched squarely against then Steam golden child DayZ, and while it initially sold well, a raft of technical issues dampened early enthusiasm.
In February 2016, H1Z1 was split into two separate projects: H1Z1: Just Survive and H1Z1: King of the Hill. Later, H1Z1: Just Survive became Just Survive, while H1Z1: King of the Kill became battle royale game H1Z1.
Daybreak has suffered troubles of its own as it struggled to rekindle interest in its games on PC. More recently, though, Daybreak found impressive success with the PlayStation 4 version of H1Z1.
“We truly appreciate everyone’s commitment and your contributions throughout the development process,” Daybreak added.
“Our promise is to do better and learn from every experience along the way.”