Daybreak Games have announced that H1Z1 is being split into two separate games: H1Z1: King of the Kill and H1Z1: Just Survive. King of the Kill is a large-scale multiplayer shooter comprising of a variety of game modes whereas Just Survive will focus on delivering a persistent open world zombie survival experience.
Laura Naviaux, Chief Publishing Officer of Daybreak Games explained the decision, “Over the course of development, we discovered it had evolved into two unique gaming experiences, appealing to two distinct communities. Fostering lasting communities is the bedrock of our organization, and by allowing these worlds to exist independently and grow in their own distinguished ways, we can better deliver on a consistent vision and clear roadmap for each game toward official release and beyond.”
So far only H1Z1: King of the Kill is set to release on consoles with an Xbox One release expected this summer.