We need to admit that SOE is working hard to be community-oriented with all those streams and posts on reddit. The H1Z1 community is growing rapidly with more than 10,000 subscribers waiting for updates every day.
SOE is planning to launch an Early Access phase soon (4-6 weeks) via Steam. The open world survival MMO will be a free-to-play title, available on PC and PS4.
If you want to see how devs are “testing” the characters, don’t miss the Funk/Rave Deer video.