The lights are on
Hammerpoint's online multiplayer zombie survival game is out of beta, and now available on Steam. According to Hammerpoint's press release, The War Z has over 600,000 registered users, and usually logs 150,000 unique players per day.
The game had been previously available on a beta, but this version on Steam is being called a "Foundation Release" -- which means that it's improved over the beta but will still be added to and enhanced in the months to come.
There are three price tiers of The War Z available on the game's Steam page. The basic game is currently on (slight) sale for $13.49, and the $22.49 and $44.99 nab you 2100 or 7500 in-game gold credits, respectively, along with the game.
According to this forum post (via PC Gamer), people who have already purchased the game will get a serial key that will allow you to convert your current account to a Steam version of The War Z. You will then get Steam Achievements and be able to use your Steam wallet to purchase in-game gold credits.
To get a glimpse of The War Z in action, watch this episode of Test Chamber.
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About time! I've been waiting for this for a while!
I wish my computer could run it :(
I dunno'. It doesn't seem as good as DayZ.
I need a better computer to play this game. I would defenetly get it if I had a better computer for gaming!
Despite hate from DayZ and hackers on high populated servers, I've been loving this game ever since it released in alpha. The creepiest atmosphere mainly from massive paranoia of other players.
I really want this game but I don't have the money.
Cool! If I had a PC, I would definitely get this game.
Game sucks, don't bother.
"Foundation Release" as in the devs knew the game was garbage and thought, "Hey, it doesn't SAY beta, so people will think its a full game!" The Steam description is full of lies as well.