Highly controversial title, The War Z, has been re-released on Steam.
Zombies; They’re kind of a popular agenda in video games these days, especially with titles like The Walking Dead, Call of Duty Black Ops and not forgetting DayZ, all making their rounds. The question is, do you know your Z’s from your Z’s? Ourselves and Day Z creator Richard Hall truly hope so!
Back in December you might recall the release of the title The War Z. (Easy to get confused with DayZ, right?) Following its release on Steam, the title didn’t exactly take the community by storm, instead gaining notoriety for its poor functionality and lack of features. Reviews of the game by early adopters were less than satisfactory, with players noting that a lot of the features promised for release simply weren’t there, with some fans going as far to accuse Hammerpoint of outright lying .
Following complaint after complaint and requests for refunds, Valve had no other option left to them other than to pull the title. With its removal, Valve acknowledged that the release of The War Z was a mistake and that they would work with the developers to ensure the next build was satisfactory.
Well, just over two months on and it seem’s the highly controversial title is back on the Steam store with the the full consent of Valve whom released this statement;
“Valve and Hammerpoint Interactive collaborated to address community feedback, update the Steam store page, and make the title available for purchase worldwide. In addition, a patch has been released to update existing customers. As such, the special refund offering extended for The War Z Steam customers who previously purchased the title has concluded.”
So, no more refunds for you! If you’re still unhappy with the game, of course. We’re yet to find out what some of these drastic changes to the game actually are that have deemed it ‘worthy’ of Steam once more. General complaints when the game was first released were to do with its Microtransaction system, poor game and sound design and excessive exploits. It’s true that a lot of work could be done in two months, but is it really going to be that much of a game changer? We’ll be sure to check it out and get back to you.
Until then; Have any comments of opinions on the topic? Have you tested out this latest update for yourself? We love to hear from you!