DayZ creator Dean Hall has revealed through a recent Ask Me Anything
(thanks Shack News
) on the DayZ Reddit that he is "angry about the War Z", stating that the recent controversy surrounding the zombie title has caused confusion between the two products with individuals believing that The War Z was the currently in-production DayZ Standalone.
Hall also mentions that while "the average gamer knows the difference individual people don't", revealing that the creator has been undergoing criticism from family and friends mistaking the difference and confronting him about the unethical decisions.
I really don't think anyone can understand just quite how exasperated that can make you feel when you've gambled everything on something, put your whole self and reputation on the line. So it hasn't made my life very pleasant and I disagree entirely with the conduct and how consumers have been treated.
Previously The War Z was pulled off Steam
shortly after going on sale, with claims that the store page was misleading and referring to non-existent gameplay mechanics. The game has since been kept off the store, with no outlook as to when and if it will ever be back.