When Sony showed off their upcoming zombie survival game H1Z1 in April, it looked a lot like the similarly themed DayZ. It’s impossible not to draw the comparison, seeing as both games drop players in a zombie infested world where they’re forced to survive against the harsh conditions of the world that surrounds them, as well as other players who may have been infected with the seemingly incurable condition I refer to as bandit mentality.
In this new video, H1Z1 designer Jimmy Whisenhunt goes into a bit more detail on the features and systems that set this game apart from its competitors.
For starters, there’s a feature called the Discovery System, which shows you what you can craft with items scavenged from the environment. The more items you discover, the more things you can create to improve your chances of survival. A bunch of things can be crafted, from tools and weapons to animal traps and shelter. There’s also something called emergent AI, which adds an element of unpredictability to the game. See all that and more in the video below.