Since its Early Access release early last year, Daybreak Games’ H1Z1 has accumulated a following for its survival and deathmatch gametypes. On Friday, Daybreak announced that it will be splitting up H1Z1’s Battle Royale and persistent survival game modes into two separate games: H1Z1: King of the Kill, and H1Z1: Just Survive, respectively.
“Both the initial Survival game and Battle Royale game mode now have strong populations who almost exclusively play one or the other.” said a Daybreak employee in a community announcement. “We realized that in order to fully support both aspects of H1Z1, and their respective players, we needed to make them their own stand-alone games supported by their own dedicated development teams.”
Owners of H1Z1 will receive both games in their Steam account automatically when the split goes into effect on February 17. In addition, account items (such as crates, keys, and cosmetics) will be duplicated across both titles.
Daybreak has plans to bring King of the Kill out of Early Access in the Summer of this year. On top of the existing Battle Royale mode, there are plans for other game types in King of the Kill. Just Survive, meanwhile, will be receiving a “renewed focus on truly delivering a persistent, open-world zombie survival experience.” Each game will also be receiving its own lines of communication from the developers.
Both titles will cost $20 once they are released, and will be sold separately. At the time of writing, Daybreak says that it has no plans to make either game free-to-play for the foreseeable future. There is no projected full release date for Just Survive at this time.
This article originally appeared on TheMittani.com, written by Ryan Vincent.