The War Z’s Steam Launch a Fiasco
Survival-based zombie MMO The War Z launched on Steam to an uproar from enraged customers who felt cheated out of their money. Allegedly, The War Z defrauds customers by lying about key features that aren’t in the game.
“Hammerpoint is very deceptive with the information about the game, verse what is actually being provided and sold to us gamers. They want you to believe the game is something it’s not. An example is the fabricated screenshots on the Official War Z Steam page. Those are all in fact not of actual in-game footage. Instead, those were staged which is confirmed by the developers themselves in a past interview.
“It’s made to look like there are massive hordes of Zombies that you’re trying to stay alive against. The truth is, turn those zombies into other survivors attempting to kill you and it would lean more towards the truth.”
The game’s “huge and persistent world” apparently only measures 72 square km; private servers are touted as a feature, but are non-existent; you’re supposed to be able to spend XP on on skills, but there are no skill system; servers are supposed to support 100 players, but only support 50.
The game seems to be in some form of beta phase, and the promised features are the developer’s intent. However, they are not listed as upcoming features.