‘H1Z1’ developer Daybreak lays off staff amid restructuring efforts

Unfortunately, Telltale’s effective closure wasn’t the end of tough times for the game industry. H1Z1 and EverQuest developer Daybreak Game Company has confirmed that it’s laying off staff as it’s “optimizing [its] structure” for the future. The company didn’t say how many people were losing their jobs, but former Daybreak president John Smedley had briefly […]

PS4 news: Fortnite crossplay Switch reveal, PS5 release news, H1Z1 update

There’s been plenty of PS4 news this week, courtesy of E3 2018 and the Sony conference. But something that has proved controversial is connected to the release of Fortnite on Nintendo Switch. Having gone live earlier this week, it was revealed that the game will not include crossplay with the PS4. Even worse, fans who […]

H1Z1 Pro League will hold battle royale esports competition in Las Vegas

The H1Z1 Pro League (H1PL) announced that 15 charter teams will compete in its first professional H1Z1 battle royale esports league starting in Las Vegas on April 21. The H1PL also announced that Facebook will be its exclusive digital broadcast partner and Caesars Entertainment will be its official venue and entertainment partner. Redefining the current […]

PC Gaming Weekly: H1Z1 tries to stand out of the battle royale crowd

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds and Fornite are the leaders on the battle royale block, selling millions of copies and in-app transactions. Games studios and publishers are rushing to make clones. But the granddaddy of them all, H1Z1, just left its Early Access stage and has officially released. H1Z1 used to be king of this hill. It started out as a survival game (riffing […]

Comparing more Battle Royale shooters: PUBG vs. Fortnite vs. H1Z1

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is on the cusp of defining the future of shooters for the next few years, but it’s not the only name in the emerging Battle Royale-shooter genre. PUBG is a massive hit with more than 11 million copies sold and the record for the most concurrent players at any one time on Steam, but […]

Comparing Battle Royale-likes: PUBG vs. H1Z1 vs. the rest

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, H1Z1: King of the Kill, and more are part of a popular new genre on PC gaming’s biggest platform where you have to survive a fight to the death on a huge map. GamesBeat has done these kinds of comparisons with multiplayer online battle arenas (MOBAs) and digital card games. This time, we’re […]