Friday, July 20th 2012

Zombie Survival MMO 'The War Z' Announced

Say, you like scavenging for supplies in a post-apocalyptic world overrun by the walking dead, don't you? If Day Z is too intimidating, you may fancy the newly announced MMORPG The War Z, which seems to offer a slightly less hardcore "survival horror" experience but still has permadeath and that jazz if you want it. Roaming across maps of 200-400 square kilometres, you'll be searching for food and weapons, anything to keep the zombie hordes--and other players--at bay. There are RPG-y elements, like gaining experience to learn new skills, and safe towns where you can buy supplies, but it sounds pretty bleak in general. Hit the announcement for more details. As well as a 'hardcore' mode with permadeath, like in Day Z, there will be 'normal' servers where you can revive. Developer Hammerpoint Interactive plans to run dedicated public servers, but players can also run their own. And, pleasantly, The War Z doesn't seem to be either subscription-based or free-to-play. Like Guild Wars 2, once you buy the MMORPG there are no subscription fees. I wouldn't be at all surprised if there were optional microtransactions too, though.

The War Z is due on PC this fall, and you can sign up for a closed beta launching in summer.

Source: Shacknews
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45 Comments on Zombie Survival MMO 'The War Z' Announced

#1
TheMailMan78
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I read the book. Dunno how it will make a good MMO. IMO this should have been an FPS.
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Vulpesveritas
I must say I am excited. So someone took day Z and decided to make it a full fledged game I take it?

And maybe it could be a MMOFPSRPG?

Or something along the playstyle of Fallout 3/NV in an MMO environment minus VATS or the like?
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TheMailMan78
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by: Vulpesveritas
I must say I am excited. So someone took day Z and decided to make it a full fledged game I take it?

And maybe it could be a MMOFPSRPG?

Or something along the playstyle of Fallout 3/NV in an MMO environment minus VATS or the like?
Yeah the book was awesome. Don't think this game will live up to it. Sad really because it would make an GREAT Fallout style game.
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#4
1nf3rn0x
This game + cryengine 3 = profit
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#5
the54thvoid
I've registered for the beta. DayZ without the disconnects and loading times. Surely.
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#6
Dj-ElectriC
I thought the zombie trend will end much sooner...
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#7
horik
i love zombie games
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#8
digibucc
by: Dj-ElectriC
I thought the zombie trend will end much sooner...
hopefully not until there is a game that is worthwhile... dayz is the closest thing yet and it still has a lot of work to do. i thought people would stop being so dismissive of other peoples' preferences...
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#9
pantherx12
I hope the graphics don't end up like that in the final product!

Seems like a cool concept though, in the hardcore server if you die you should become a Zombie for sure. ( so you can have well equipped zombies that take more damage and stuff)
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TheMailMan78
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by: digibucc
hopefully not until there is a game that is worthwhile... dayz is the closest thing yet and it still has a lot of work to do. i thought people would stop being so dismissive of other peoples' preferences...
I agree. I want a Fallout style George Romero/Tom Savini FPS Zombie simulator.
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#11
INSTG8R
by: TheMailMan78
I agree. I want a Fallout style George Romero/Tom Savini FPS Zombie simulator.
That sounds pretty tasty! :rockout:

As for War Z I just dunno, sounds like a soft core version of dayZ with mmo aspects added on. There may be a larger market for this but it's probably not for me.

The ARMA mechanics underneath DayZ add to the challenge. Movement and Gunplay, while challenging add alot of realism that I can't see War Z coming close too.

Time will tell I guess. Hope Rocket is working his butt off to beat this one to the punch.
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#12
bbmarley
for mmo gfx look suprisingly good
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#13
reverze
ill stick to DayZ cause its awesome and not a ripoff
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TheMailMan78
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by: reverze
ill stick to DayZ cause its awesome and not a ripoff
Rip off of what?
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#15
erocker
Send in the clones! I was expecting this to happen. Every game studio is going to give a try at a game like DayZ. If Bohemia we're smart, they would be putting a lot more resources, time and money into DayZ. Really though WarZ, c'mon. :laugh: TheMailMan is a DayZ hater, so beware of troll.
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#16
D007
It that the Arma 2 engine? That looks like arma 2..
Arma 3 is right around the corner, please tell me that's not the arma 2 engine.
I want this game to succeed but to me it seems like it is being rushed..
Gonna make it fall flat on it's face if they keep rushing it.

by: reverze
ill stick to DayZ cause its awesome and not a ripoff
This is Dayz from the look of it, I don't even have to look, I bet it's the same team..
If it's not, then holy ripoff batman...lol
Looks exactly like Dayz.
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#17
TheMailMan78
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I just realized this is not based off the World War Z book. Lame.
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MT Alex
by: TheMailMan78
Rip off of what?
You must be joking, Boy Wonder, to even type that question out.

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by: TheMailMan78
I just realized this is not based off the World War Z book. Lame.
YES! Now the pieces are coming together and the wheels are beginning to turn:laugh:
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TheMailMan78
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by: MT Alex
You must be joking, Boy Wonder, to even type that question out.
No I thought this game was based off the World War Z book. If it was it wasnt a rip off. But Now I see it has nothing to do with the book I can see where its a rip off.
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MT Alex
by: TheMailMan78
No I thought this game was based off the World War Z book. If it was it wasnt a rip off. But Now I see it has nothing to do with the book I can see where its a rip off.
Word:toast:
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#21
erocker
by: TheMailMan78
I just realized this is not based off the World War Z book. Lame.
Wow, really? So it is just a DayZ clone. Well, if other companies can make this game, and make it better I have no problem with it. Thing is, DayZ came out in what.. April? Now there's this game being released in the fall. That's a very short time to make a game. I wonder what this game was called before DayZ and what it actually was.
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TheMailMan78
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by: erocker
Wow, really? So it is just a DayZ clone. Well, if other companies can make this game, and make it better I have no problem with it. Thing is, DayZ came out in what.. April? Now there's this game being released in the fall. That's a very short time to make a game. I wonder what this game was called before DayZ and what it actually was.
Believe it or not there is a World War Z game in the making. No details yet.
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#23
erocker
Btw, I think your title is wrong. It is just "War Z or WarZ" not The War Z.
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#24
cadaveca
My name is Dave
by: erocker
Btw, I think your title is wrong. It is just "War Z or WarZ" not The War Z.
I can see where he got it from though:



Twitter account is @The_War_Z, too.

https://twitter.com/The_War_Z


;)
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#25
Hilux SSRG
by: 1nf3rn0x
This game + cryengine 3 = profit
I agree. What gfx engine is this, it looks subpar.
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