Daybreak Studios has paused development on the PS4 and Xbox One versions of zombie shooter H1Z1: King of the Hill in order to let it focus on finishing the PC release.

In an update on the game's website, the developer explains that it had initially hoped to ship the game on all three platforms this summer. But as time moved on, "it became apparent that the schedule was just too risky".

"We were spread too thin trying to fix areas of the game while simultaneously getting the game to work on the console hardware," the developer said. "It became clear that to best line up the game for success was to reduce the number of variables in the equation.

"As a result, I have decided to pause our efforts on the console versions and put 100% of the focus on to the PC version of the game for right now. It was definitely a tough decision, but I think it was the right one to make. We have been able to make essential updates to the gunplay, combat, and vehicles, get the new map in a state to go live, and add lots of polish to the core areas of the game."

Development on the console versions will resume once the game exits Early Access on PC.

H1Z1: King of the Hill is described as a "fast-paced, fight-to-the-death shooter, where players compete in large-scale, chaotic PvP spectacles of skill and wit." The game hits PC on September 20.


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