DayZ hinted at the zombie game we always wanted, a pervasive world where we could starve, become ill, and, of course, face off against hordes of the walking dead - all while under threat from your fellow player. Well, The War Z is taking a run at the same idea with slightly different emphasises, the space between spawning to armed survivor is shorter. And the guns, once you have them, are more customisable.
Why am I telling you all this when I can just show you?
GameSpot picked up this footage, but they won't say where from. Suspicious, no?
Developers Hammerpoint opted for the CryEngine over DayZ's ArmA 2 technology. That weapon customisation screen is a recognisable hangover from the Crysis games.
The drop down barricades are a snazzy addition and something DayZ's Rocket has promised himself. His version is more extensive, underground bases and the like.
It's not all good features, though. There are a number of visual bugs, the main character and zombies stuttering back and forth as though lagging. The animations too like physicality. For a game that's planning to launch in the coming months it looks a little sparse. Still, DayZ's been bugged to hell since release and is still phenomenally popular.
Is there room in this town of persistent online zombie survival games for both of these persistent online zombie survival games?