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World War Z developer slashes pricing thanks to Epic Games Store

Published: 15:46, 20 February 2019
Focus Home Interactive
Zombies running through a train station in World War Z
World War Z

It's been almost two months since Saber Interactive announced that their survival shooter World War Z will be exclusive to the Epic Games Store, and the company now revealed that the Store's perks mean they're slashing the game's pricing.

CEO of Saber Interactive Matthew Karch explained their decision to go Epic once more, insisting that it's the best deal, both for players and developers. 

"First of all, building games is costly, and so to receive 88% instead of 70% means we can invest more into making World War Z", Karch wrote.

Saber Interactive ultimately decided to turn most of the savings into a price cut, so World War Z now costs $34.99, i.e. $5 less than before. Anyone who's preordered the game at the old price will be getting their five bucks back. 

"We are thrilled to be able to share the developer-friendly benefits of the Epic Games store with you all, and can't wait for you to play our game", Karch concluded.

If you've just heard about it, you should know that World War Z isn't based on the books, but rather on the movie from 2013. If there's one thing that strikes the eye though, it's the ferocity of zombies, that thankfully takes a step away from the traditional ghoulish formula.

We're talking about a four-player co-op shooter that takes players to New York, Jerusalem and Moscow, so it's not based on the movie events. Instead, World War Z will rely on new storylines and characters from the existing universe.

Coincidentally or not, implementation of zombies in World War Z was often compared to Days Gone, which also sports insanely rabid ones, and Saber actually the multiplayer, but Sony weren't up for it.

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If you're interested in learning more, you can check out World War Z's latest trailer, which digs into and the five unique modes it brings once the game launches.

World War Z is slated for on 16 April 2019 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

World War Z is a coop zombie shooter by Focus Home Interactive

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