There are still many unanswered questions with H1Z1 such as will it support some of the DayZ features like disease, broken bones, bullet wounds, etc. These are the type of survival aspects that are crucial to make SOE’s entry an immersive experience and not just a shooter dressed up in a zombie apocalypse skin.
Questions on how the free-to-play monetization will work also arise as well as why the game currently appears to use a third-person, over the shoulder view and not a first-person view. What kind of server customizations will be allowed is also of interest since the game will solely be hosted by SOE.
H1Z1 will be released as a Steam Early Access Game in the next four to six weeks for around $20. It will be free-to-play when released and also be included as part of SOE’s All-Access subscription for $14.99 a month though details on what perks that includes is unknown. The PC version will be released first followed by a PS4 version much later.