The release of The War Z
on Steam earlier this week
is causing quite a stir today in the MMO-verse. Some purchasers are accusing the game's developers of outright fraud
, noting that the store page
and the official site
are claiming features that simply do not exist in the released version, such as the promise of large persistent worlds (the only map currently available is 75 square km compared to claims of 100-500 square km) and population viability (while the game's servers can supposedly host 100 people, players claim that they cannot host more than 50).
Some of the complaints are subjective -- whether or not the true challenge in the game comes from zombies or other players -- but even the game's defenders admit that the title is still arguably in beta. It's currently the top seller on Steam, which is good news for Hammerpoint
, but it also means that whatever the developers do next will be subject to some rather harsh scrutiny.