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The FAQ, in particular, is chock-full of useful information, including a few words on the braaaaaaaaaaains behind the operation, which includes team members who previously worked on Call of Duty, Star Trek Online, League of Legends, World of Tanks, and other games. Similar to DayZ, The War Z will utilize small-ish servers, with a maximum capacity of 250 players. Players can rent a server for a fee or join existing open servers.
The game will only require a single up-front purchase; there are no subscription fees, though there will be a cash shop. However, the devs are quick to point out that everything can be found within the game and that it is definitely not “pay to win.”
Perhaps most surprising, the game is set to go into closed beta before the end of summer and launch this fall, saying that:
The design and idea for The War Z has been in place for a couple of years – we only just started developing the specific features for the game in the past year.
It’s very optimistic, but considering the DayZ fever that’s gripped players, there’s no time like the present to get a game like this out into the market.