The War Z Is Now Called Infestation: Survivor Stories

The War Z Is Now Called Infestation: Survivor Stories

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.

OP PRODUCTIONS ANNOUNCES NEW NAME FOR THE WAR Z – INFESTATION: SURVIVOR STORIES

 
LOS
ANGELES – June 19, 2013 – The zombie survival MMO game, 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.
 
The game, published by OP
Productions and developed by Hammerpoint Interactive, launched its beta
in late October of 2012. Since that time it has amassed nearly 1 million
registered players and it continues to grow. The team, though hesitant
to change the name of a successful game so far after launch, decided
that the new name would most benefit fans and future players in terms of
eliminating confusion while still resonating with the existing
community.
 
Infestation is an online, multiplayer,
survival-simulation game set in an open world plagued with zombies.
Players are thrust into this post-apocalyptic world five-years after a
viral outbreak that ravaged the human population and left, in its wake, a
nightmare of epic proportion. Hordes of undead zombies roam the cities,
and the few remaining human beings have devolved into a lawless,
nomadic society where the sole objective is to survive at any cost.
Players must use skill and cunning in order to acquire food, weapons and
other supplies necessary for survival. While navigating the vast
landscape, they will discover cities teeming with the undead as well as
other players that may or may not be friendly.
 
Players can visit http://infestationmmo.com/ for more information.
 
About OP Productions, LLC
OP
Productions, LLC is a Los Angeles based publisher. The group is
responsible for publishing and operating games based on the Infestation
IP.
 
About Hammerpoint Interactive
Hammerpoint Interactive was
formed in 2011 by a team of experienced developers looking to create a
fresh experience in the online, multiplayer arena.  With members of the
team coming from large publishers, such as Electronic Arts and
Activision, as well as having worked on large multiplayer games, such as
World of Tanks, they bring a unique skillset to multiplayer game
development that appeals to both hardcore and mainstream gamers. The
company is backed and financed by Arktos Entertainment Group.
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