With the $500,000 H1Z1 2017 Invitational happening this October 20-22, Daybreak Game Company LLC must be optimistic over their H1Z1 IP. This October Invitational comes just six months after their $300,000 H1Z1 Fight For The Crown tournament. A small gaming company extrudes enthusiasm, when spending over a six month period, $800,000 in prizes.
Perhaps this large cash outlay is a Daybreak manager prematurely expressing the sentiment, “Nothing Can Stop Us Now!”
“Amazon’s a very competitive company, and I think they are a very good competitor … we are still looking for signs of momentum, and so far, they have not gotten traction.”
Meg Whitman, eBay CEO. 30 May 1999
“I think it's awesome that we can grow together, and we can continue to really define what battle royale means to players and give gamers an awesome experience”
Adriaan Noordzij, Senior Product Manager, about H1Z1 and PUBG. 24 August 2017
The current news about H1Z1’s competition?
On October 11th, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) Creative Director Brendan Greene, reported a new record of “more than 2 million concurrent players.”
And of H1Z1?
H1Z1: King of the Kill - SteamCharts.com
And it's companion game?
At this point what else could possibly go wrong?
- "Automaton Games, the British independent games studio behind the popular multiplayer psychological stealth and combat game Deceit, today announced that it has secured investment of $10m from Cambridge Venture Partners.
- The new investment is being used to develop a revolutionary massively multiplayer survival-combat game"
- "will feature groundbreaking elements such as: 1,000 concurrent players occupying a detailed shared world"
“The game's peak [concurrent user count] is still really healthy and we're still in the top four on Steam … There's some seasonality to what happens with our games”
Antony Castoro, General Manager