SOE Set to Reveal New Project, H1Z1 Tonight

Not long ago, SOE President John Smedley mentioned a new game was in the works at his studio, one that would please fans of Star Wars Galaxies. What’s that mean, exactly? We’ll find out tonight because H1Z1 is set for reveal at 5 p.m. Pacific.

Smedley delivered the news via Twitter, and mentioned that H1Z1 is much further along than an initial reveal would suggest:

He also linked to the official H1Z1 website, which features a desolate, foggy rural landscape under a full moon.

Given the eerie scene and the fact that H1N1 is a real-world virus, it appears SOE will put the Z in the bird flu and reveal a zombie game. Add in Smedley’s Star Wars Galaxies comment, and all signs point to a DayZ-esque open-world zombie survival MMO. If it’s really a tip of the cap to SWG, it will feature a deep crafting system, player-created and run economy, and a housing system that will allow players to “live” in SOE’s new world.

I’m burnt out on zombie games, but a zombie survival PlanetSide 2 in a persistent world — perhaps with EverQuest Landmark construction elements? — is definitely something I’d be interested in checking out.

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3 Comments on SOE Set to Reveal New Project, H1Z1 Tonight

lol

On April 9, 2014 at 7:23 am

I hope to god it’s SWG Pre-Combat Upgrade, or even Pre-NGE

rickshaw

On April 9, 2014 at 9:00 pm

Now this will be if it lives up to it info. be, what we are looking for from all the mix and poor matches out there at the moment. First Person or Third Person shooter
Zombie Survival Night is dark and full of terrors,Player versus Player at it’s core.More than just zombies in the world,Base Building, Town building, Fortress creation, Can burn down things others build.
Lots of crafting. Probably the biggest thing about the game. Vehicles are already in.
Possibility of aircraft in the future. Based off the United States. If you die, you lose your gear
No skills or levels. Thousands of players

Luther

On April 10, 2014 at 6:17 am

If you youtube it you can see some game play for this game.