H1Z1 Developers Top Priorities Include Female Characters and Wearables

Various races and zombie types to also be added.

Posted By | On 04th, Aug. 2014

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Sony may not have a lot of exclusives this year for the PS4 but Sony Online Entertainment’s H1Z1 may be one of the more important online titles to arrive this Fall. Releasing on PS4 and PC, the massively multiplayer online title focuses on scavenging and surviving in a post-apocalyptic zombie infested world. Art director Matt Broome provided some new updates on the different characters you’ll be able to create and confirmed that female characters a top priority.

“Early access is going to be awesome, because we won’t just be adding our own items, we’ll be carefully listening to the community on feedback for what’s important to them. Top priorities are female characters and their own wearables as well. That means kick ass new boots, and more options for head gear and fatigues.

There will also be different races and new zombie types such a brawler type that “won’t let anyone stand in their way.” A malleable paper doll system is being used “that allows us to use all of these pieces and keep the silhouette feeling unique and special to each player. It’s a challenge but FUN!

“I’m also excited about bring more characters to life that feel like our male lead Ivan, a guy you would want to fight alongside of in the backwoods of a post-apocalyptic North America.

“The internal teams focus is to make these as ‘real’ as possible and feel like someone you could know. That means the tough guy next door, or the endurance runners you meet at the gym or cross fit competitions. Hey, look, we all love Tom Cruise, Denzel Washington, and Scarlett Johansson but when it’s survival time we, care more about what they have to offer and less about fame! The new races and genders will provide us with a strong range of characters,” he continued, adding that zombies in H1Z1 will also have a “wide range of movement appearance and combat.”

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