We’ve been waiting for “H1Z1” for some time now, but a new 12-minute clip of the zombie survival game being played at the 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas on Wednesday has us even more excited for Sony Online Entertainment’s upcoming horror title. Gaming site IGN played the game’s alpha version in the video below; the alpha version is set to reach Steam Early Access on Jan. 15.
Players have been waiting for “H1Z1” since its announcement in April 2014, and in December, Sony confirmed there will be two different versions of “H1Z1” available, a basic early access game for $19.99, and a “more expensive one” that the company will announce “shortly.”
“Is it going to be a finished game? Absolutely not. If that's what you're expecting, do not buy early access,” Sony Online Entertainment President John Smedley said in December. “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.”
The size of the game is currently around 64,000 square kilometers, but Sony promises to grow the game quickly. Smedley also addressed questions about how the game will measure up to Bohemia Interactive’s zombie survival game “DayZ.”
“We're not as feature-rich, and they have a lot of really cool stuff we just don't have yet. That being said, we're also a different game,” Smedley said. “We're an MMO, and our goals are to create a large-scale world that gives you the incredible feeling of being a survivor in a zombie apocalypse.”