If your player base is tanking and you've tried everything else under the sun to boost numbers, what do you do? Go free-to-play, of course. This is the route Daybreak has taken with its title H1Z1, dropping the price from $US19.99 (~$26) to zilch.
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Online-only games introduced players to an unfamiliar concept -- that your favourite title could essentially "die" at the whim of its creators. Save for reverse-engineering or a gracious code donation from the developers, once the server lights go out, that game can never be played again. Daybreak's MMO FPS PlanetSide met this fate mere hours ago.
From the outside, it appeared an odd decision that development on Landmark -- the interactive creation tool for EverQuest Next -- would continue once the game it was built for was cancelled. Whether this was a good decision wasn't immediately clear, but with Landmark's official release on Steam, we now have a better picture. And it's not good.
Briefly: PlanetSide 2 for the PlayStation 4 is still a thing that is happening, and it's happening June 23. Daybreak Game Company details the upcoming console launch of the free-to-play massively multiplayer online shooter over at the PlayStation Blog.