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The War Z, the controversial PC game that was pulled from Steam shortly after release, and then re-instated, has changed its name. The game is now called Infestation: Survivor Stories.
The game was pulled from Steam shortly after players called the game for not delivering on its promised features.
Developer Hammerpoint Interactive decided to change the name of its game in order to prevent confusion with the other zombie game, DayZ.
"The War Z, has officially changed its name to Infestation: Survivor Stories today, in part to help fans differentiate the popular game from similarly titled brands. OP Productions initially filed The War Z trademark early last year, but soon found out from the United States Patent and Trademark Office that the name was comparable to another property. After months of trying to resolve the issue, OP Productions decided the best option to avoid confusion among players was to rename the game. Current players will not experience any change or interruption with the exception of the change in name and game logo."
For more on the game, you can check out our Test Chamber, or check out the game's official website.
Head to page two to read the full press release on the name change.
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Pathetic attempt at re-branding an awful game.
The War Z is one of the dumbest video game titles in quite some time. It's deliberately similar to the game DayZ, and accidentally similar to the book/movie World War Z. And far inferior to both.
this game is on so much crack it's just...where to begin? lol
***, they were forced to change their *** game's name because Paramount filed a lawsuit for them to change the name so people won't confuse their terrible game with Paramount's upcoming movie World War Z. These scammers didn't even go through the proper licensing system to have the rights to the War Z name. They knew fully well that their game's name sounded a lot like Day Z so they can confuse gamers and get a quick cash grab. *** liars and thieves, all of them.
No amount of upscaled graphics, name changes, or e-mailed apologies from the team will ever get me playing this game again. It's not often I ask for a refund of a game, and this is coming from someone who still owns a copy of Damnation.