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The WarZ Announced

A new interview on IGN talks with the developers of The War Z, a zombie MMORPG in development at Hammerpoint Interactive for release this year. They discuss various aspects of how gameplay works as well as their business model, which will involve a one-time purchase and microtransactions. They also ask the obvious questions of how the success of the DayZ mod has influenced them, and here's part of the response to that: "So short answer while we began developing our game before DayZ, we've been encouraged by fact that DayZ has become so popular. And yes, of course some of our latest design decisions were influenced by the DayZ community forums." The game is currently in the alpha stage, and they say that closed beta testing should begin soon, which will be offered to some of those who sign up and to all of those who pre-order the game.

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37. Re: The WarZ Announced Jul 20, 2012, 12:52 netnerd85
 
Frags4Fun wrote on Jul 19, 2012, 21:23:
Day Z is the best game I've played in a long time. It's a breath of fresh air for PC gamers.
Agreed, although it's an awesome mod not exactly a game in it's own right.
 
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36. Re: The WarZ Announced Jul 20, 2012, 12:40 MajorD
 

This is the first I've heard of this game, or Developer for that matter. The timing is interesting as it relates to both titles: WarZ & DayZ.

WarZ is to be released by the end of this year, or first part of next, so if they hit that release date, then I have to wonder about DayZ. If WarZ gets pushed out a year or so, then I'll have to wonder about WarZ. Thinking

Bohemia Interactive, Hammerpoint Interactie. Thinking Thinking


 
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35. Re: microtransactions for WW2 guns please Jul 20, 2012, 12:35 eRe4s3r
 
So War Z is not falling under that... or is it? No matter, one if a audio book/book, the other is a game. So its a moot point anyway  
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34. Re: The WarZ Announced Jul 20, 2012, 10:18 zombiefan
 
HorrorScope wrote on Jul 20, 2012, 10:14:
Ah well I'm going to see how it develops and plays. It's not like DayZ is perfect, if the game can make a better zombie trap, I'm up for it.

QFT. DayZ was a fun investigation into what a zombie MMO could be, but certainly isn't the be all, end all of zombie games. Color me interested.
 
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33. Re: The WarZ Announced Jul 20, 2012, 10:14 HorrorScope
 
Ah well I'm going to see how it develops and plays. It's not like DayZ is perfect, if the game can make a better zombie trap, I'm up for it.  
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32. Re: microtransactions for WW2 guns please Jul 20, 2012, 10:11 nin
 

According to this you can trademark a phrase....like World War Z.
 
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31. Re: microtransactions for WW2 guns please Jul 20, 2012, 10:05 eRe4s3r
 
Yeah but you can't trademark single letters ;p So the trademark overlap would be War .. and that is not even remotely illegal  
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30. Re: The WarZ Announced Jul 20, 2012, 10:00 space captain
 
quick!!! copyright the letter Z!!!!  
Go forth, and kill!
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29. Re: microtransactions for WW2 guns please Jul 20, 2012, 09:45 nin
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Jul 20, 2012, 09:39:
The WarZ does not violate World War Z

Not a single world is identical.

Depends on how they use spaces...Blue lists it as "The WarZ" but then goes on to spell it as "The War Z", as does the IGN article.

So if that space is correct, "World War Z" and "The War Z" are similar, IMO.

 
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28. Re: microtransactions for WW2 guns please Jul 20, 2012, 09:39 eRe4s3r
 
The WarZ does not violate World War Z

Not a single world is identical.
 
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27. Re: The WarZ Announced Jul 20, 2012, 08:30 SpectralMeat
 
reisub wrote on Jul 20, 2012, 07:31:
Will W wrote on Jul 20, 2012, 07:00:
space captain wrote on Jul 20, 2012, 00:49:
should make an MMO about boobs... they never go out of style

I'm interested in playing this...you should flesh it out.
It's definitely a potential growth area.
Where do I sign up to become a beta tester?
 
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26. Re: The WarZ Announced Jul 20, 2012, 08:27 DarkCntry
 
reisub wrote on Jul 20, 2012, 07:31:
Will W wrote on Jul 20, 2012, 07:00:
space captain wrote on Jul 20, 2012, 00:49:
should make an MMO about boobs... they never go out of style

I'm interested in playing this...you should flesh it out.
It's definitely a potential growth area.

Only if they sub-contract the old Team Ninja and their jiggle-tech....
 
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25. Re: The WarZ Announced Jul 20, 2012, 08:04 Silicon Avatar
 
They want me to buy the game and pay to win?

I will only do one or the other. Also I just don't care about 99.9% of mmo's.

That's two strikes against them and I haven't even seen the game.

 
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24. Re: The WarZ Announced Jul 20, 2012, 07:31 reisub
 
Will W wrote on Jul 20, 2012, 07:00:
space captain wrote on Jul 20, 2012, 00:49:
should make an MMO about boobs... they never go out of style

I'm interested in playing this...you should flesh it out.
It's definitely a potential growth area.
 
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23. Re: The WarZ Announced Jul 20, 2012, 07:00 Will W
 
space captain wrote on Jul 20, 2012, 00:49:
should make an MMO about boobs... they never go out of style

I'm interested in playing this...you should flesh it out.
 
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22. Re: The WarZ Announced Jul 20, 2012, 04:35 Jerykk
 
There's nothing inherently wrong with WW2 or zombies as a theme. The problem is when all the games that use these themes are exactly the same. WW2 and zombie shooters are certainly stale and overdone. That doesn't mean those themes can't still be compelling in other genres. DayZ and WarZ are exploring the zombie theme in ways that haven't really been done before. Similarly, there are still many different WW2 ideas that have yet to be explored. What if instead of playing as an American super soldier, you played as a Jew trying to get his family out of Germany? Such a premise could easily accommodate stealth and roleplaying elements, complete with tough moral choices. Of course, we're never going to see a game like that because publishers don't want to approach WW2 in any interesting ways.

Blame overused genres, not themes that have only been handled in superficial ways.
 
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21. Re: The WarZ Announced Jul 20, 2012, 04:34 Elim
 
This game will totally miss the point and crash horribly. You don't have to be a genius to predict this outcome.  
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20. Re: The WarZ Announced Jul 20, 2012, 04:03 reisub
 
Remove the zombies, add dinosaurs. Instantly a better game. Day D (?!) would offer much more variety, albeit it may seem slightly incongruous with Arma2's environment. Zombies aren't the only option, surely?

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19. Re: The WarZ Announced Jul 20, 2012, 04:02 J
 
Fantaz wrote on Jul 20, 2012, 02:34:
Steele Johnson wrote on Jul 20, 2012, 00:46:
Remember when everything was WWII? Now it's zombies. What next? Baby bunnies?

Zombie MMO... IN SPACE!

Eh? Eh? C'mon, greenlight that sh*t

Zombiecraft!
 
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18. Re: microtransactions for WW2 guns please Jul 20, 2012, 03:46 InBlack
 
space captain wrote on Jul 19, 2012, 20:51:
zombies!

thats new!

and exciting!

think of the AI opportunities... damn, must be hard to program a zombie

Zombies are the new 'Modern Warfare'....
 
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