H1Z1 Coming to Mobile Devices

Battle royale title H1Z1 will be re-branded as Z1 for this mobile port.

Because H1Z1 refuses to fade away, the franchise is coming to mobile devices. 

Yes, for those who don’t have enough battle royale games in their life (who are you, and what do you want from us?!?!?), we bring you another battle royale game. This mobile version of H1Z1 is being developed by NantWorks who has reportedly invested in H1Z1 developer, Daybreak. This mobile game may just be the first project involving the two companies. 

“Daybreak Games is pleased to have NantWorks as our investment partner to support and accelerate the growth of our company,” said Daybreak Chairman of the Board, Jason Epstein. “Working with NantWorks, NantStudio and Dr. Soon-Shiong will allow us to maintain our cutting-edge development in the video game industry and to benefit from Nant’s technological expertise and reach as a resource.”

The two parties may be happy to work together, but given that there aren’t many details available about the mobile version of H1Z1 at this time, we’re led to believe that that this title is probably in the earlier stages of development and won’t be released in the near future. 

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As for what we can expect from this game…well, that’s a great question. The fact that this mobile version will carry a different title from the base game almost suggests that it might feature at least a few differences from the PC and console versions of the title. However, we’ve seen other ambitious battle royale titles like PUBG and Fortnite successfully transition to mobile devices with relatively few sacrifices.

For what it’s worth, the PS4 port of H1Z1 is reportedly doing quite well, which tends to bode well for what developer Daybreak intends to do with this franchise moving forward even as they endure some financial struggles

Matthew Byrd is a staff writer for Den of Geek. He spends most of his days trying to pitch deep-dive analytical pieces about Killer Klowns From Outer Space to an increasingly perturbed series of editors. You can read more of his work here or find him on Twitter at @SilverTuna014