Daybreak Game Company has announced that Just Survive, formerly known as H1Z1, is to sunset on October 24 after three years of early access. In the announcement, Daybreak noted “we are no longer in a position to fulfill its greatness and the current population of the game makes it untenable to maintain.” Just Survive was part of our first Early Access project, and we learned a great deal during its development. As with any open world game, the greatest stories came from our passionate players. From the incredibly skilled base builders to the free-ranging gangs, and all of the players named variations of “ImFriendly” and “PleaseDontShootMe”, we hope everyone had amazing adventures across Pleasant Valley and Badwater Canyon. Originally launched into early access in January 2015, Just Survive released as H1Z1 before being split off into two products and renamed H1Z1: Just Survive and ultimately dropping the H1Z1 moniker altogether. All in-game purchases … [Read more...] about Just Defunct: Daybreak To Shut Down Early Access Just Survive
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[Steam page] Independent studio Spotted Kiwi recently announced that following a successful five-month Open Alpha with over 10,000 active participants, its debut multiplayer game XERA: Survival is out now on Steam Early Access. XERA: Survival is an action-focused looter-shooter, designed from the ground up as a multiplayer, open world PvPvE experience with a persistent global gear stash that players can access from within the game and from any server. The Steam Early Access client is available at 19.99 USD. The year is 2022. The world is in chaos after a prototype combat robot – banned by law and awaiting secure destruction by XERA Corporation – became self-aware, escaped and replicated on an industrial scale. Nations now fight for control over resources, leaving mercenaries and disillusioned combatants to descend on a remote forest region to ransack the remains of XERA’s facilities, setting up two operating bases on each side of the forest. Between these bases there … [Read more...] about – Early Access begins for open world PVE and PVP online shooter
Try to hold back your shock: Sci-fi-dino-themed survival sandbox ARK Survival Evolved is really, truly, launching today, so put all those delay gripes and eternal early access jokes back in the grudge box. As of this morning, Studio Wildcard says the Xbox One download is up and running, while PS4 is lagging a few hours behind. Do remember that even on Steam, a newbie will be paying just shy of 60 bucks for the whole bundle. We’ve got a read on the new servers too: “For ARK’s launch, we plan on providing new Official Servers for the following games mode: Regular/Vanilla, Non-TEK, Primitive+, Hardcore, Isolated Clusters, NoTaming, Extinction Servers and ORP. With the bulk of the servers being focused on the vanilla game mode (Both PVP and PVE), and smaller amounts of niche servers which could be increased based on player demand. The primitive game mode will be removed in favour of the Non-TEK Tier Servers.” Want more ARK goodness? We’ll be chatting … [Read more...] about ARK Survival Evolved launches today; get caught up here with the trailer and roundup!
Survived By, a Roguelite bullet-hell MMO from Human Head Studios, launched onto Steam Early Access today. The game is published by Digital Extremes, the company best known for developing Warframe. The game looks and plays a lot like Realm of the Mad God, as it's a permadeath online bullet hell with RPG elements. The game is free to play and available on Steam as an open beta title. Steam Store Page Key Features in Survived By Include: Approachable yet Challenging: As a new player, jumping into the battle in the Heartland is easy and rewarding. Log-in for rewards, escape into a variety of dungeons, and play around with the expanded customization options like character dyes, skins, and attachments. Survived By offers great challenges and rewards for those with hours to invest and explore, while still being fun for those who only have time for quick play sessions. Permadeath is Just the Beginning: Unlike other bullet hell rougelites, players regenerate health, survive longer, and … [Read more...] about Survived By Launches on Steam Early Access
Welcome to The Survivalist! Ya’ll might have noticed that I have gravitated a bit from my happy home of deep, immersive virtual worlds (possible due to the lack of them!) and have been tinkering about and enjoying time in various survival games. This isn’t as odd as you might think! One thing I love about sandbox worlds is the ability for your actions to matter in terms of shaping the world and carving out your place in it. Survival games have been allowing me just that with opportunities to build the world, from the society on it to structures in it to the even the physical world itself. And decisions definitely matter, bringing satisfaction and reward or disappointment and destruction. I’m not alone in this appreciation of the survival genre, either. Many MMO gamers have joined mainstreamers by flocking to it lately as seen by the explosion of the available games. Those of you not on board yet might be wonder just what is so alluring about a genre that has … [Read more...] about The Survivalist: Massively OP’s guide to multiplayer survival sandboxes