H1Z1Screen 10 Apr

In an interview with Game Talk Live, provided to Polygon, Sony Online Entertainment president John Smedley has announced a zombie-survival MMO called H1Z1.

“H1Z1 is an MMO that allows players to take on the role of an apocalypse survivor who is in a world that is filled with zombies,” Smedley said, in part. “A world! Not just a little tiny server.”

He also said that the first-person game will also feature a day-night cycle, “but in this game it matters a lot more than in others because it gets really dark at night and you need to have a torch and you will be ganked by other players, zombies. So we [have] vehicles in here. We can actually have aircraft if we want. Our goal is to build out this entire massive massive world that is this apocalypse of the United States.”

Players will also be able to cause some destruction to the world itself. “We are in the middle of putting that in so you are going to be able to burn down trees, burn down stuff, and that’s going to be a lot of fun,” Smedley said. “The idea is that these players [are] building these forts and all of the sudden these other guys coming in lighting it on fire and waiting till they come out of the fortress.”

Following the reveal, Smedley wrote on Twitter that fans will be able to “play it yourself soon. And by play I mean play fully.”

The full interview with Smedley will be up at 8pm ET tonight, featuring more details about the game and show Smedley playing an early build.

(via CVG)