H1Z1 is an upcoming MMO to be released by Sony Online Entertainment in late 2014 for the PlayStation 4 and Windows. The game, announced in April 2014, is a zombie apocalypse thriller set in the United States, in which players will have to interact with resources in the world to survive, build shelters and craft weapons. It will be free-to-play through micropayments, though as of April 2014, the way the game will be monetized has not been clearly defined; a public discussion regarding the matter has been initiated by SOE’s president on Reddit, alongside another regarding the inclusion of custom servers.
Gameplay emphasizes multi-player cooperation, trading, and team-building. In an interview with Adam Clegg from SOE it was made clear that unlike other zombie MMO games, the main focus will be on surviving against the zombies through team-work with other players, instead of being a player versus player “PVP” environment with a zombie backdrop.
From The Developers
H1Z1 is taking a bold new approach to game development. We’re making YOU the developer. There are tons of ways to get directly involved in the development of H1Z1. The best place to make your voice heard is on our Reddit page. Here you’ll be able to have 1-on-1 communication with the development team. The team checks the page regularly and will give you feedback on your ideas. Our Reddit page is a place for brainstorming and collaboration. There are no bad ideas!