Just Survive is shutting its doors permanently in October.
Developer Daybreak Games broke the news via their official website, where they thanked fans for playing the game and promised to learn from the experience of developing Just Survive. Daybreak says it is “no longer in a position to fulfill [Just Survive‘s] greatness and the current population of the game makes it untenable to maintain”. It’s no longer possible to purchase the game on Steam, and all in-game transactions have been disabled.
The servers for Just Survive will remain active until October 24th at 11 a.m. PT, so you’ve got until then to make the most of it. Of course, no additional new content or updates will be released by the development team. This means that the game will remain in its current state until it ceases to exist. Any extra content or purchases you’ve already made will be accessible until the termination date.
Just Survive was originally released back in 2015 under the name of H1Z1. The game was immensely popular on release, selling over a million copies within a two-month span. In February 2016, Daybreak split H1Z1 into two separate projects with different aims and bespoke development teams. The first was H1Z1: Just Survive, which continued the player-versus-environment co-operative gameplay of H1Z1, and later dropped the H1Z1 branding to simply become Just Survive. The second was King of the Kill, a player-versus-player (PvP) focused battle royale spinoff. King of the Kill was later renamed back to just H1Z1 in 2017. Unlike Just Survive, H1Z1 will continue to be supported by Daybreak Games.
Again, you’ll be able to continue playing Just Survive as normal until Wednesday, October 24th at 11 a.m. PT. After that point, the servers will be switched off and nothing will remain, so if you’ve got any pressing business to take care of in zombie-infested rural US, make sure you do it before then.
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