The Official Just Survive Discussion Thread
Moments ago @CastoroGamer created an announcement post detailing all the current info related to Just Survive (quoted below for anyone who has not seen it). There is no information to share outside of this currently, but we wanted to give everyone in the JS community a location to talk about the game and ideas they may have for it. We would like to encourage you all to use this thread as the main thread for discussing JS and ideas you may have related to it. Once there is new information to share we will be sure to update you all. Until then we look forward to keeping up with the JS communities ideas here in this thread.
We would like to ask the JS community to please take a moment to digest this information and really think about how we all can help each other in making a combined effort of Z1BR and bringing a JS mode into it a success. The first step for us is to make sure we get a good foot forward and start to bring back a healthy user base on Z1BR. We appreciate and love seeing the passion the JS community has for the game and look forward to the day that we get to tell you all that it has cleared Legal's hands.
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.