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Zombie survival MMO The War Z to release this fall


7:30 PM on 07.20.2012
Zombie survival MMO The War Z to release this fall photo



Following the recent success of Day Z, we will now inevitably see many "me too" games being announced in the coming months. This one, however, appears to be a huge coincidence. Start-up indie studio Hammerpoint Interactive has officially announced their take on the zombie survival MMO will move into Beta very soon with a full release this fall.

Titled The War Z, it will take place in 200 to 400 square kilometer maps, will feature merged PvE and PvP gameplay, safe cities with stores, normal and hardcore modes, and first or third-person perspectives. It's similarities with Day Z are obvious, but I think there's enough differences to be found in War Z that will make it an interesting experience all the same. The "safe cities" and the social elements that include the ability to collect bounties, rewards, help requests, and traps has me extremely interested. Plus, since the environments are built for a zombie apocalypse, they look damn good (as you can see in our gallery below).

You can sign up to get into the beta for War Z over on the game's official site. What do you guys think? Too similar to Day Z? Or does that not bother you?

Zombie survival MMO The War Z to release this fall photo
Zombie survival MMO The War Z to release this fall photo
Zombie survival MMO The War Z to release this fall photo
Zombie survival MMO The War Z to release this fall photo
Zombie survival MMO The War Z to release this fall photo
Zombie survival MMO The War Z to release this fall photo
Zombie survival MMO The War Z to release this fall photo
Zombie survival MMO The War Z to release this fall photo
Zombie survival MMO The War Z to release this fall photo
Zombie survival MMO The War Z to release this fall photo
Zombie survival MMO The War Z to release this fall photo
Zombie survival MMO The War Z to release this fall photo
Zombie survival MMO The War Z to release this fall photo
Zombie survival MMO The War Z to release this fall photo
Zombie survival MMO The War Z to release this fall photo







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12:30 PM on 06.20.2013
The War Z becomes Infestation: Survivor Stories

While I hesitate to give it any more attention, The War Z has changed its name and I wouldn't want any of you fine people to mistakenly play it. Not that, you know, the 20/100 Metascore wouldn't scare you off from the Steam p...more



10:30 AM on 04.02.2013
The War Z taken offline following security breach

It never ends for The War Z. While the controversial MMO was reinstated by Steam after addressing false advertising complaints, Hammerpoint's game is currently offline due to hackers making off with personal information. Acco...more



11:30 AM on 02.27.2013
The War Z is back on Steam

The War Z had a rough launch on Steam and it was ultimately taken down, to the point where Valve even issued refunds for it. The developers apologized for making everyone upset, and after a couple of months, Th...more



10:30 AM on 01.02.2013
The War Z producer apologizes for 'arrogant' behavior

During the holidays, The War Z developer Hammerpoint was sufficiently humbled by the controversy surrounding its game to where producer Sergey Titov finally issued an apology. Admitting his churlish behavior was arrogant, Tit...more



12:44 PM on 12.19.2012
The War Z no longer available to buy on Steam

Following complaints of wrongful advertising and mismanagement of the Steam community, controversial MMO The War Z is no longer available to buy from Steam. Yep, it's gone! The game is still listed as available, but any attem...more



8:00 AM on 12.19.2012
The War Z devs silence dissent, alter Steam store page

Following accusations of lying about its game, The War Z developer Hammerpoint has compounded its guilt by silencing dissent any way it can. On both their official forums and the Steam board, anybody criticizing the game...more



7:00 AM on 12.18.2012
The War Z launches on Steam amid accusations of fraud

The launch of a survival-based zombie MMO should be a joyous occasion, with children singing songs of gratitude and greatness. With The War Z's arrival on Steam, however, the only songs being sung are those of deceit and...more



7:30 PM on 10.04.2012
The War Z pre-orders include early game access

It's admittedly a bit unusual to see both Day Z standalone and The War Z materialize in front of us, but if the two can peacefully co-exist, so be it. Today, we've got some rather campy player-vs-player footage taken from th...more



3:00 PM on 09.24.2012
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