You know what they say, “every good thing must come to an end.” Or in this case, every game in in Early Access, doesn’t make it out of Early Access — even if it costs actual money to play, had microtransactions and so on. In a blog post, Daybreak Games has announced that Just Survive, or more commonly known as H1Z1: Just Survive is shutting down.
According to Daybreak, Just Survive shutting down will happen this October 24, 2018 at 11 a.m. PT (8 a.m. ET). The studio has penned a letter to fans, which you can read below.
After careful consideration, we’ve made the difficult decision to sunset Just Survive on Wednesday, October 24 at 11 a.m. PT. The excitement of the game’s promise was palpable and its loyal community is still full of ideas for its future. Unfortunately, we are no longer in a position to fulfill its greatness and the current population of the game makes it untenable to maintain.
Just Survive was part of our first Early Access project, and we learned a great deal during its development. As with any open world game, the greatest stories came from our passionate players. From the incredibly skilled base builders to the free-ranging gangs, and all of the players named variations of “ImFriendly” and “PleaseDontShootMe”, we hope everyone had amazing adventures across Pleasant Valley and Badwater Canyon.
Thank you for taking the time to play the game, to help test it when we opened the Test servers to the public, and for all of the suggestions and feedback throughout Early Access. We truly appreciate everyone’s commitment and your contributions throughout the development process. Our promise is to do better and learn from every experience along the way.
Just Survive servers will remain available for play until Wednesday, October 24 at 11 a.m. PT, and starting immediately all Steam purchases and in-game transactions have been disabled. To find out if you are eligible for a refund via Steam, please visit this link.
Thank you again for your support and dedication to Just Survive.
The Just Survive Team at Daybreak Games
If you have more questions regarding the shut down, check out the FAQ right here.