The War Z Website Launches With Lots Of Community Excitement
Author: William Usher
published: 2012-08-01 16:30:33
So maybe you've heard about this little mod called DayZ for Arma II. It's about to near one million unique players which would translate to close to one million sales for the realistic military simulator. With that said, another group is also working on a realistic, apocalyptic zombie survival game called The War Z.
News has hit the fan that Hammerpoint Interactive has launched the official website ahead of the closed beta for The War Z, a game that has been in development for quite some time and is basically a large-scale, MMO rendition of DayZ. The game supports hundreds of players in a persistent world where survival, wits and smarts will keep you alive amongst the hungry horde of flesh eaters.
Now, there's a ton of excitement for the game mostly because a lot of players have become disgruntled at the bugs and glitches in DayZ...after all, the mod is in its alpha and you have to expect bugs and glitches from an alpha. However, I have my apprehension given that Hammerpoint Interactive is a startup development group with investment funds and engine resources provided by the Aktros Interactive Group. Now to assuage those of us who exercise apprehension, the FAQ on The War Z's website assures us that Hammerpoint is made up of industry vets who worked on games like Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, League of Legends and Guitar Hero. I just hope it wasn't the guys who brought coffee to the lead designers.
Anyway, the concept is quite simple for The War Z: You do some surviving, some running, some group surviving, some shooting, some scavenging and some scouting. I imagine there's going to be somewhat of a player dynamic involved to keep the tension running high but at the same time these kind of details aren't really fleshed out.
The game will be a one-time purchase with no additional fees and there will even be the option to rent or host player servers, which may prove to be rather interesting.
Right now, I haven't seen enough of the game in action to be able to give a definitive response on whether this title is worth getting excited over. The difference between this title and DayZ is that DayZ had zero promotion. The only thing we knew about it was what we were able to play or what we watched from YouTube videos. In other words, the game did the talking not the developers.
You can learn more about The War Z, which is set for release this fall on PC, by paying a visit to the game's Official Website.
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