The WarZ developers “don’t mind being compared to DayZ at all”

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Sergey Titov, The War Z’s executive producer, has responded to the Mexican wave of raised eyebrows that met footage of his apocalypse survival sim and its apparent similarity to DayZ.

“We don’t mind being compared to DayZ at all,” said Titov. “In fact we are fans of the mod. Ultimately, we hope that gamers will end up playing both The War Z and the DayZ standalone.”

“It’s difficult to compare at the moment but, though there are similarities, we tried to create a game that was a little bit easier to access and play, and that would allow players to be creative and create their own scenarios,” he told VG247.

“We aren’t looking to be better than or displace DayZ at all – there is definitely room for two great games in the same genre and we think that the gaming audience will agree.”

The runaway success that DayZ has become is surely indicative of just how uncrowded its genre is. But is there room in your heart for both?

Yesterday, it emerged that The War Z’s Terms of Service had been lifted from League of Legends.