'The War Z' zombie MMO headed to PC this fall

The War Z, a survival horror MMO set in a post-apocalyptic world ravaged by zombies, is headed to PC this fall.

The War Z, a survival horror MMO set in a lawless, post-apocalyptic world ravaged by zombies, is headed to PC this fall, according to a press release from developer Hammerpoint Interactive and publisher Arktos Entertainment Group.

As if the omnipresent zombie hordes weren't enough, the The War Z's apocalypse has decimated society. Players will need to team up with or fend off their fellow man as they acquire food and supplies necessary for survival. Hammerpoint has promised regular, free updates as well as two modes of play: Normal, in which death forces a mandatory cool down period, and Hardcore in which death is permanent.

Although comparisons to the hardcore, zombie-infested ArmA 2 mod DayZ are inevitable, publisher Arktos' executive producer Sergey Titov told IGN that, while development began "before DayZ, we've been encouraged by fact that DayZ has become so popular. And yes, of course some of our latest design decisions were influenced by the DayZ community forums."

If you're hungry for more information on hardcore zombie shooters, be sure to check out Polygon's recent interview with DayZ developer Dean Hall.

The developers are currently accepting applications at The War Z's website for a closed beta. The War Z is slated for a fall release on PC.

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