Sony Online Entertainment has announced that its zombie survival MMO H1Z1 will be available for Steam Early Access on January 15th.
“Is it going to be a finished game? Absolutely not. If that’s what you’re expecting, DO NOT BUY EARLY ACCESS,” SOE president John Smedley wrote on Reddit, in part. “The goal here is to let you in early and help us mold it into a game you want to be a part of for quite a long time.”
“We’ll have 2 SKUS when we launch. The basic early access sku for $19.99 – which will let you into the game and have a great time, and a more expensive one which we’ll announce here shortly. The difference between the two will be things like access to some of our different game mode servers (which you can get access to by purchasing tickets or earning them as well) and other specifics we’ll be outlining soon.”
H1Z1 is a sandbox survival MMO set a short time after a zombie apocalypse in rural United States. Players must gather resources, build shelters and craft as they try to survive against the elements, potentially hostile players and hordes of undead.