Developer Hammerpoint Interactive has today revealed that the controversial zombie survival MMO The War Z is now available for purchase on Steam
, shambling its way out of beta into "Foundation Release". While the beta was quite short lived for its purpose, it seems the new client release has a few of the features described on the Steam page, however it is lacking a majority such as the "dozen of available skills", a working Hardcore mode, a map that is actually bigger then 75 square kilometers and the 100 player cap on servers (currently at 50) which is of concern to many purchasing the title.
The War Z is a Survival Horror MMO that immerses players in a zombie-infested, post-apcalyptic world in which a viral outbreak has decimated the human population leaving in its wake, a nightmare of epic proportion. A Huge Persistent World: The War Z is an open world game. Each world has areas between 100 to 400 square kilometers.
For those interested, there are three packages to purchase with each one giving you complete access to the game however two of the packages offer an amount of "Gold Credits". The prices range from $13.49 for the basic package through to $44.99 for the high-end pacakge, with prices being discounted to celebrate the launch.
According to a forum post
on the official website (thanks PC Gamer
), players can expect new features in the coming weeks including support for clans, friends, leaderboard, private servers and more. Executive Producer Sergey Titov also revealed that a new anti-hack system has been put into place after a quite high amount of hacking had been plaguing the alpha and beta release clients, however no word on how effective it is. Vehicles were also teased at with an expected January or February 2013 release. The post also mentioned that a system is being investigated into allowing players to link existing accounts to the Steam release.
The War Z Foundation Release is available only for PC and is available for purchase via Steam
or the official website