Status of Just Survive
We know that there are a lot of players out there who loved the original zombie survival content in H1Z1, which was split off into its own game known as Just Survive.
We think it's important for players to understand that we (NantG) do not have the rights to Just Survive. We have the rights to develop and operate the PC game formerly known as H1Z1 Battle Royale. To help everyone understand the situation, here's some background:
- NantG Mobile, llc - Is a Joint Venture between NantWorks and Daybreak Games. Here's an excerpt from the original press release;
NantWorks, a diversified holding company, today announced that it has made a strategic investment in Daybreak Game Company, a leading developer and publisher of multiplayer online games. In connection with the investment, NantWorks has obtained a controlling interest in a new joint venture with Daybreak, NantG Mobile, LLC, which has been formed to develop and publish mobile versions of Daybreak’s current games – H1Z1 and EverQuest – and to build and publish video games across all platforms. In addition, the JV will now assume control and management of the current PC H1Z1 Battle Royale game. Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong, CEO and Chairman of NantWorks and Owner and Executive Chairman of the Los Angeles Times, will join Daybreak’s board of directors.
As you can see, Just Survive was not part of the original deal. However, back in October, NantG announced on a Twitch stream that we were working on a deal with Daybreak to incorporate Just Survive into Z1 Battle Royale. Since then, we've been negotiating for the rights to re-incorporate the code, assets, gameplay & historical player data into Z1 Battle Royale, not as a stand-alone game. Hopefully, that negotiation will conclude shortly, but until that happens, there's not a lot that we can share with you about those conversations, except that they are on-going.
What can you do? You can let people know that NantG is working with Daybreak to bring JS back and that supporting Z1 Battle Royale and the NantG team is the best shot at getting your OG Z1 survival fix back. The success of our March 6th update will be pivotal in reuniting Just Survive with Z1 Battle Royale.