H1Z1 Hits Open Beta On PS4, Daybreak Claims Over 200,000 Concurrent Players

H1Z1 Hits Open Beta On PS4, Daybreak Claims Over 200,000 Concurrent Players

Last month’s interview with Daybreak Game Company about H1Z1‘s upcoming open beta on the PlayStation 4 was quickly overshadowed by the company’s big ownership mess….

The First Use Of “Battle Royale” Was Nearly 350 Years Ago, And It Didn’t Involve Who You’d Expect

The First Use Of “Battle Royale” Was Nearly 350 Years Ago, And It Didn’t Involve Who You’d Expect

What was the first battle royale? No, I’m not talking about the first battle royale game, which was maybe H1Z1 or maybe a mod for…

Don’t Worry PS4 Players, You Won’t Have To Deal With H1Z1’s Inventory Management

Don’t Worry PS4 Players, You Won’t Have To Deal With H1Z1’s Inventory Management

While inventory management is kind of expected with games like H1Z1, it seems that PS4 players aren’t going to have to deal with it. According…

If Everything’s Fine At Daybreak, Why Doesn’t Anyone Want To Talk On The Record?

If Everything’s Fine At Daybreak, Why Doesn’t Anyone Want To Talk On The Record?

“Victory has 100 fathers and defeat is an orphan.” That quote is often attributed to John F. Kennedy, but there are references to it, or…

Daybreak’s Rumored New EverQuest And PlanetSide Games? We’re Not Buying It

Daybreak’s Rumored New EverQuest And PlanetSide Games? We’re Not Buying It

When a company announces layoffs, disgruntled ex-employees usually talk. When there are layoffs combined with all sorts of other questionable behavior by the company, the…

Daybreak Re-iterates It Was Never Purchased By Columbus Nova As Layoffs Ensue

Daybreak Re-iterates It Was Never Purchased By Columbus Nova As Layoffs Ensue

This morning, Daybreak Game Company issued a statement regarding its ownership — a matter of some debate over the past several days — which was…

Interview: H1Z1 Quickens The Pace And Streamlines Gameplay For The PS4 Crowd

Interview: H1Z1 Quickens The Pace And Streamlines Gameplay For The PS4 Crowd

Before there was Fortnite: Battle Royale, before there was PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, there was H1Z1. Despite launching into early access three years ago, its development cycle…

Top 5 Free-to-Play Games That Ended Up Buy-to-Play

Top 5 Free-to-Play Games That Ended Up Buy-to-Play

What do you think when an upcoming game is announced as free-to-play? For some people, that’s great news. For others, it puts a big red…

Valve’s Artifact Plays Like Dota 2, Won’t Be Free-To-Play

Valve’s Artifact Plays Like Dota 2, Won’t Be Free-To-Play

As one game enters free-to-play, another exits. Valve showed off Artifact, the Dota 2 card game, to a number of press outlets earlier this week,…

H1Z1 Going Free-to-Play Today, Includes New Auto Royale Mode; Esports League Formally Announced

H1Z1 Going Free-to-Play Today, Includes New Auto Royale Mode; Esports League Formally Announced

Life comes at you fast. Last week, I opined that, despite its recent massive drop in players, H1Z1 wouldn’t be going free-to-play anytime soon. Today,…

Is H1Z1 Headed (Back) To Free-To-Play? We Don’t Think So

Is H1Z1 Headed (Back) To Free-To-Play? We Don’t Think So

UPDATE, 3/8: Welp. Original article: Several news sites are reporting that H1Z1, Daybreak Games’ battle royale title, has lost a huge chunk of its player…

Daybreak’s Next Game “Based On A Popular World-Class IP” And “Soon To Be Announced”

Daybreak’s Next Game “Based On A Popular World-Class IP” And “Soon To Be Announced”

It seems like we’ve been tracking what Daybreak Game Company is up to with its next project for years now. Technically, it’s only been just…

Hop Into The First Ever H1Z1 Free Week Starting Thursday

Hop Into The First Ever H1Z1 Free Week Starting Thursday

If you’re looking to get in some zombie action sometime soon, this coming Thursday might be a good time to do it. Daybreak Games will…

BombPoll #5: Most Overdone Type Of Online Game

BombPoll #5: Most Overdone Type Of Online Game

Last week, we asked you which game you felt wouldn’t be around for much longer — more on that later. This time, we’re asking you…

Amazon Game Studios Calls On John Smedley To Run San Diego Office

Amazon Game Studios Calls On John Smedley To Run San Diego Office

19 months after leaving Daybreak Game Company and just a month after shuttering the doors of his indie startup Pixelmage Games, John Smedley has found…

MMOBomb’s Top 10 Free-To-Play Gaming News Stories of 2016

MMOBomb’s Top 10 Free-To-Play Gaming News Stories of 2016

All the memes say 2016 was a lousy year in the real world. In the free-to-play world, things were … well, sometimes good and sometimes…

Job Posting Hints At Daybreak Working On New F2P Shooter

Despite what happened to EverQuest Next, H1Z1, and Landmark, it seems that Daybreak Game Company hasn’t completely given up on the free-to-play market. There’s a…

Daybreak Games Believes Early Access Is Good For The Entire Games Industry

Daybreak Games Believes Early Access Is Good For The Entire Games Industry

Much like pre-orders, gamers tend to have mixed feelings about the entire concept of Early Access. For some, it’s worth it to be able to…

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