The team at Hammerpoint Interactive
isn't having the merriest Christmas, at least if their holiday happiness hinges on the development of embattled zombie MMO The War Z
. The troubled game will likely be forced to change its name due to a trademark suspension
handed down by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). The organization says that the game's name is too similar to Paramount Pictures' World War Z, a Brad Pitt film slated for a 2013 release.
The decision comes on the heels of The War Z
being pulled from Steam, as well as a bevy of fraud accusations from the game's disgruntled userbase.
[Thanks to Armond for the tip!]