While i’ve been killing zombies in a hail of sparkles and rainbows, all the cool PC gamer kids have been playing DayZ… which is actually a mod for the 2009 computer game ARMA II. In fact, it’s been so popular that it put ARMA II back on the best-seller charts nearly three years after its original release! So, of course it was only a matter of time before a developer saw the potential for a legit, zombie-themed MMO… and Hammerpoint Interactive has taken the lead with The War Z.
We are creating a standalone game, with the entire world designed around a zombie apocalypse, so that players feel completely immersed in that environment. We want players to see the signs of struggle and destruction from humans fighting with zombies and have that sense of fear and anxiety when they are exploring the world. Additionally, aside from having different characters to play and some other mechanics that we think will really set WarZ apart, the other key difference is that, being a standalone game, it will be much more accessible in terms of being able to buy, download, install, log into a server and play.
While there’s not much information available at the official website for now, the game promises to be a cross between a first-person shooter and a traditional MMORPG. Publisher Arktos Entertainment Group is also offering registered users the chance to participate in a closed beta later this summer. So be sure to visit them online soon if you’re interested!