There is some big news for all fans of H1Z1: King of the Kill. Daybreak Games announced yesterday that the game will be leaving Steam Early Access and launch as a full and finished game on September 20th. The other big, yet unfortunate, piece of news is that the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of the game have been “paused,” and there was no release window announced.

Daybreak said in a news release today that King of the Kill has “greatly evolved” over the course since its early access release back in February. The studio has made many adjustments because of fans, some of which include: combat and vehicle systems, added a training mode, and refreshed the UI.

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In February, during the Early Access launch, Daybreak said King of the Kill would launch digitally for PS4 and Xbox One this summer. For console players that were looking forward to this plan, this is unfortunately no longer the plan. Producer Chris Wynn said in a blog post yesterday that the studio was “spread too thin” and trying to work on the PC and console versions at the same time wasn’t the easiest thing to do. Wynn stated,

“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.”

Wynn continued to explain that Daybreak refuses to compromise on quality, even if that means delaying something as it did with King of the Kill‘s console versions. Which no matter how you look at it as a fan, that is pretty commendable.

“We are creating a competitive game that is consistent, predictable, fair, and as fun to watch as it is to play,” he said. “By structuring the plan in this way, we ultimately will achieve higher-quality targets and not put the game in a situation where we have to compromise quality to hit a date.”

King of the Kill‘s PC version sells for $20 through Steam Early Access. The price will go up to $30 come September 20th, so if you’re interested, time wasted is money wasted.

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