Members of the Steam Community hoping to indulge in the zombie action War Z has to offer will have to wait as the game has been removed from the service. This is in light of recent accusations of lying and fraud towards the game’s developer Hammerpoint.
Gamers complained that the game’s description on Steam was a pack of lies and more than misleading, with many features promised not present in the full game. Many maps ranging from 100 to 400 square kilometers was promised for War Z, but only one 100km map was available to gamers when launched. That’s not all, rentable private servers, skill trees and friends list are other features that didn’t show up in-game.
The removal of the game is only temporary however, with Valve telling Kokatu that they are working closely with devs Hammerpoint to get the game back on track, but conceded that the game’s release at the time “was a mistake”. The statement from Valve read:
From time to time a mistake can be made and one was made by prematurely issuing a copy of War Z for sale via Steam. We apologize for this and have temporary removed the sale offering of the title until we have time to work with the developer and have confidence in a new build. Those who purchase the game and wish to continue playing it via Steam may do so. Those who purchased the title via Steam and are unhappy with what they received may seek a refund by creating a ticket at our support site here.
Also many have slated the game’s price as too much considering its similarity to other zombie survival hit DayZ, which is free as an ArmA II mod. Hopefully the game can get its legs back soon and deliver gamers everything they’re paying for.
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