H1Z1 will be free-to-play Image: Daybreak Games
H1Z1, the popular Battle Royale game that came to the PC in February, will soon be available for the PlayStation 4.
Battle Royale games, based on a controversial Japanese film about junior high schoolers forced to fight to the death by the government, are currently a rage in the gaming world. The first in this line with PUBG (PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds), and follow-ups such as Fortnite have only gone on to strengthen the genre, which has established itself as the most-played online game type within a very short duration. The H1Z1's transition to the whole new platform is likely a move by the publishers to cash in on the trend.
H1Z1, by Daybreak Games, will soon be available for the PlayStation 4 platform. The game was launched for the PC platform this February.
"H1Z1 on PS4 is true Battle Royale mayhem. We have reimagined the game for PlayStation 4 and have designed it to accentuate the essentials of Battle Royale that make the genre so exciting to watch and play. We have added key gameplay differentiators to keep the game frantic and fun — an action shooter’s dream of fast-paced Battle Royale," H1Z1 producer Terrence Yee told Daily Mail. The open beta of the game will go live on May 22.
The game will be free-to-play but pre-ordering a bundle for $30 before the open beta launch will give buyers access to exclusive in-game cosmetics and a dynamic theme. PlayStation Plus members will get 20 per cent off.The developers have also made some changes to the PC version to suit the PS4 ecosystem. A revamped control scheme will be added to increase mobility, which will help maintain the fast pace required for last man standing games. However, the core gameplay will be the same as the PC one.