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Sony’s Sandbox Game H1Z1 Had a Stunning 3375×732 Panoramic Screenshot and More Hidden in its Website

by on April 13, 2014 8:33 AM 59

Sony Online Entertainment has always been fond of its Easter eggs, and in fact the upcoming open world sandbox zombie survival MMO H1Z1 has a juicy one hidden in a very clever way in its official website, discovered by Reddit users rholk and Super1d.

If you browse to the website and look at the top left of the screen, on the mountain, you’ll notice a blinking light. It’s actually Morse code. Upon deciphering it, it leads to a shortened link that reveals the stunning panoramic picture below.

I strongly advise clicking on it to enlarge it to its full 3375 x732 resolution. Looks like Sony Online Entertainment has a visual treat in store for us with H1Z1. That enormous forest partly covered by mist, paired with the amazing draw distance, is just what we need to kick off a lovely Sunday.

And the best thing is that we’ll be able to explore it soon enough.

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In addition to this, the picture of a zombie apparently named “Fred” (That’s the file name of the picture, discovered by Reddit user Timskijwalker) will randomly appear upon reloading the page. You can see him below. If you actually browse to the official site, don’t do so while drinking your coffee, because if “Fred” appears when you don’t expect him, you’re going to stain your pants.

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  • Gannicus

    quite a clever name H1Z1, take on the H1N1 bird flue virus

    • Bankai

      Swine flu.

      • Gannicus

        im pretty sure h1n1 was bird flue ah yeah swine flue, what was bird flue then, ah bird flue h5n1

        • Stanleyros

          H5N1

          Ninja

          • Gannicus

            yeah just seen

      • PhantomVash808

        I hope Zombie pigs are in the game as an easter egg.

  • http://www.psthc.fr ExTrooperBrenTurner

    Nice view.

  • Bankai

    I really hope they port it to PS4, this seems like something that I’d really be able to get into.

    • Giuseppe Nelva

      It’s already pretty much confirmed.

      • Bankai

        Yeah, but I need a full confirmation, not a vague response.

        • http://Xcite79.1up.com/ Keegs79

          I am sure it will be one of the free games for the PS4 with all things considered.

        • generic-user-name a.k.a GUN

          It was far from vague, it was practically confirmed, they just can’t go into detail about it because the PC version is their priority.

    • Trim Dose

      is “Sony Online Entertainment”, there’s no doubt is coming to PS4 also is a brand new IP, and they need to make money so I’m 100% sure is coming to PS4, when ? that’s the thing I don’t know.

      • Bankai

        If it were that simple, there would be no need for people to ask Shuhei whether or not Freedom Wars ( a Japan Studio game) is getting localized. If a small percentage of PS4 owners show interest, then SOE is less likely to port it, even though they are Sony.

        • Trim Dose

          People ask Shu cause is always in contact with their fans and he tends to respond pretty damn fast unlike other big head in the game industry. Even if people don’t ask about this game I’m pretty confident this Zombie MMO would be considered for the PS4, I mean the PS4 is a brand new console and right now needs all the games it can get, also this probably would a direct response to MS
          State of Decay’s or Day Z.

  • someguy

    definitely picking this up

  • Ritsujun

    We’ll kill you soon, Freddie.

    • http://www.psthc.fr ExTrooperBrenTurner

      Oh please, why would you do that ? Just because his eyes are red, his teeth are yellow and his face rotten doesn’t mean he’s not friendly. I think we should try to know him better, and not judge him by his disgusting appearance. Who knows, he might even become one of your closest friends ? I’ve learned all that stuff by watching “My Little Zombie : Friendship is Magic”.

      • Jeremy Sutherland

        Please tell me ‘My Little Zombie: Friendship is Magic’ is a real thing. Even if it isn’t, please tell me it is. :D

      • PhantomVash808

        One Two Freddie’s coming for you.

  • Gannicus

    I don’t think picture is to good, is that supposed to be in game cus its shockingly bad. If it was an oil painting picture its pretty good but as an in game shot, terrible tbh

    • Léon

      Looks more like some concept art I think…

      • Gannicus

        yeah looks like an oil painting with the way stuff is in it. Ah its an MMO, ill definitely have a go playing it the usual swords and magic stuff so OLD its been done to death and is boring. FF14… boring… why is it boring? cus its the WoW with better gfx, ultima oline elder scrolls, rift, and most of the other MMO’s are basically exactly the same boring pile of rubbish. no one takes risks. Planetside 2 is ok but its not really an MMO its just online FPS game. Star wars and Star Trek are 2 complete jokes of an MMO… only good one coming up is Star Citizen, EvE is quite good but after years and years of playing it its a bit boring also some youtuber got it right, the fans in eve wont allow the game to change so itll always stay the same. But this seems interesting.

        What happened to that MMO which was supposed be about vampires and werewolves, cant remember the name or has it got canned?

      • Giuseppe Nelva

        All the screenshots of the game have that grain. It’s just a filter for effect.

    • Trim Dose

      The picture is fine maybe they are adding that grain effect seen on Silent Hill 2.

      • theodor70941

        The picture looks like that because it’s been scaled up not by any filters…

    • skratchy

      Oil painting? And now you’ve shown your ignorance on painting. I can see polygons and pixelated textures all over this thing.

    • Losyak

      I’m sure you’ll be able to turn the film grain off in the final version

  • Delsin Row

    why cant i like this game ? i have no problem with zombies , but i dont know. maybe i should see a footage from gameplay.

  • Solid Snake

    OMG I usually don’t like open world games, but I can already tell I’m going play this more than anything on my PS4.

    • theodor70941

      Even when there’s no gameplay from it yet? Wait and decide once you’ve seen gameplay from it and then make your decision about if you think that this is trash and/or awesome… Also, it’s not confirmed to have a PS4 release…

      • Raven Nafariea

        I think you would have to live in some weird alternate universe to think they would not put this out on PS4. Also, someone can clearly be excited for this game without seeing gameplay yet just based on Sony’s reputation for there games alone. If it is awful and it disappoints than I would be greatly surprised.

        • theodor70941

          I never said that they wouldn’t put this game on PS4… However PlayStation is from SCE and H1Z1 is from SOE and SOE have a few games that hasn’t made it over to Sony’s consoles.

          • Raven Nafariea

            Grr, sorry. I wasn’t trying to sound combative, I meant that I would seriously expect Sony to do everything in there power to push it to the PS4 since it would be a big system seller so I couldn’t see how they could pass this opportunity up. To be honest, if I was going to get this game I would probably get it for the PC since open world games just work better on a PC.

      • Giuseppe Nelva

        It’s actually pretty much confirmed.

        • theodor70941

          I know that, however I need official information to believe anything. Also, there are a few SOE games that didn’t make it over to PS4 (PS3 and VITA).

          • DAS692

            it has been confirmed… by that guy in the video… yeah the same guy that made it. He says it CLEARLY in a brief Q&A afterwards. So IT’S CONFIRMED.

          • theodor70941

            He hinted at a PS4 version, he never said that there would be a PS4 version… Also, I won’t believe it until the company itself decides to talk about the PS4 version.

            Also…. There’s this thing called spelling and grammar. Use it!

          • Giuseppe Nelva

            “it’s already been decided”

            Sounds pretty final to me. Also, he’s the president of the company, not just a random joe.

          • DAS692

            Lol typical. Insult my intelligence. This is a comment section, not college paper. If I cared to be grammatically correct, I could. You are just a pessimistic little loser with nothing better to do, than to cast doubt on something that is readily obvious to anyone with a working brain. Also… Does it get any more “official” than John Smedley saying it himself?

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        • Raven Nafariea

          That looks awesome, can light everything on fire and build your own forts! Hell yeah!

      • Clate

        It is confirmed for a PS4 release as well……. and that guy posted Gameplay. Get your facts straight

  • Galen Nycroft

    Survival MMO? Just how would this work? Infinite randomly generated content?

  • PachterStation

    Gamers are obsessed with graphics, vids and photos of games. How do you know it’s going to be any good? Look at Watch Dogs. Even before the downgrade in graphics, it looked decent. The way the game played looked dodgy and still does look dodgy. Will it be any good? I can’t say. But I bet it’ll be just another decent game. Who’s really bothered about 1080 versus 720p (or whatever). Since the One and PS4 has been released, new game releases has been p**s poor. Games, games, games is what it’s all about.

    • birdman jr

      awww stfu.. we been playin nintendo 64, back when graphics was all shitty.. of course all of us gamers, want too notch graphics, makes us feel a certain way when we playing games with awesome graphics

      • theodor70941

        Graphics isn’t everything… However Graphics can help too make a game good if done right.

        • birdman jr

          i know graphics isnt everything. i play games on my iphone, which means “graphics” on a gaming device such as an iphone isnt “everything”

    • ImonadrugcalledCharlieSheen

      If this is really Pachter this give me the opportunity to address the a-hole that is you directly, STFU Pachter you ginormous flaming bag of human waste, you are a worthless waste of skin, do the world a favor and disappear.

  • Raven Nafariea

    I am really looking forward to this game. I love open world games and this just looks fun. I hope the game play is going to be top notch but coming from Sony I know it will be!

    • Gannicus

      you obviously havnt played some of there MMO’s then, top notch is far from wjhat they are

      • Raven Nafariea

        So say’s your opinion.

        • Gannicus

          they are technically successful with the amount of people that play them but yeah it is my opinion they are not top notch, a lot of MMO’s aren’t cus there all copy cats or different takes on the same thing trying hard to keep the same winning formula to attract the next set of mindless fools into playing the exact same MMO they’ve just left from.

          • Raven Nafariea

            MMO’s aren’t usually my thing and I do agree a lot of cookie cutters but a few have been really fun as well. I never had a bad time with any MMO really that I have tried. This game does look amazing and I think it could really take off and be something great though. I am really looking forward to finding out more about it.

          • Gannicus

            yeah ill play this one its different enough to warrant having a go seeing if its good, it could be we’ll have wait and see

          • Raven Nafariea

            Only time will tell. =)

      • Bankai

        You obviously haven’t played any of their MMO’s.

  • Cigi

    The game looks interesting – but what is the buzz about a panoramic picture that made wtf has that to do with anything. Theu could have made a 360 degree picture and it would not change the game wtf

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