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.

The War Z’s Steam game page makes claims that are allegedly untrue. One reviewer writes:

“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.


via Destructoid

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3 Comments on The War Z’s Steam Launch a Fiasco

Luther

On December 19, 2012 at 5:32 am

The game is currently in alpha and there are a bunch of 100 player servers now.

Varenvel

On December 19, 2012 at 11:02 am

“The game is currently in alpha and there are a bunch of 100 player servers now.”

still they trying to sell it as full product without informing consumers

Its unacceptable

Zolicoffer

On December 19, 2012 at 11:57 am

Some people also believe that the game hasn’t been in development for two years as they have claimed. Some suggest it’s only been in development for six months. Hammerpoint is being called out on their bull.