The War Z Returns to Steam

February 27, 2013 -

The War Z has returned to Steam a full two months after Valve made the decision to pull Developer Hammerpoint Interactive's online zombie apocalypse game from its digital distribution platform. The game, which was released on Steam December 18, 2012 was later pulled after consumers who bought the game said that it lacked features that were listed on the game's product page. Some went so far as to accuse the game's developer of false advertising.

Listening to its users, Valve pulled the game from the virtual storefront a day later and issued the following statement:

"From time to time a mistake can be made, and one was made by prematurely issuing a copy of The 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: https://support.steampowered.com/newticket.php

Again, we apologize any inconvenience."

When The War Z first was first released on Steam, Hammerpoint claimed the title featured a skill-tree system, private servers, friends list, and maps between 100 square km and 400 square km. Those features were not in the game and fans noticed. And while Hammerpoint has updated the title for gamers who already purchased it in December, there's no longer a mention of skill trees or private servers.

You can check the game's product page here.

Source: GamesBeat

 


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Re: The War Z Returns to Steam

And the timing couldn't be better! Now people who look at the game's store page will be able to see that shiny 23/100 metascore on the right.

 
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