Current and former players of SOE’s worlds that happen to reside in Europe might already be familiar with ProSiebenSat.1. For those of us in the United States, ProSiebenSat.1 is a third-party publisher and media company that handles most of SOE’s games for the European market. For H1Z1, things will be a little bit different.
When they were introduced to the player base, ProSiebenSat.1 rubbed a lot of players across the world in a very wrong way. The integration of ProSiebenSat.1 was a rather controversial issue that didn’t win SOE a lot of fans on either side of the ocean.
According to John Smedley himself , SOE will be taking back control over the upcoming H1Z1 game by handling the European market in-house.
We are handling Europe ourselves with h1z1
— John Smedley (@j_smedley) June 9, 2014