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The War Z is now Infestation: Survivor Stories

Thursday, 20th June 2013 02:27 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Following a copyright claim, Hammerpoint Interactive has changed the title of controversial zombie survival MMO The War Z to Infestation: Survivor Stories.

The change was announced via patch notes on Facebook with no explanation, but a forum post gave some clarification.

“Effective today, The War Z has changed its name to Infestation: Survivor Stories. This change has come about primarily as a result of some confusion and trademark issues with a similarly titled property,” the developer announced.

“While we were reluctant to rename the game so long after launch, especially with nearly 1 million registered players, it was ultimately decided to be in the best interest of our existing community as well as future players in order to eliminate confusion.

“Please rest assured that this will in NO WAY affect you as players. The only difference you will see is the change in logo and website. There will be no interruption of service or change in content.”

The conflicting property was not named but we presume it is World War Z, now that the Brad Pitt film is a few days from launch.

The War Z had a troubled history dogged by copycat and false advertising scandals as well as regular attacks, so shedding its moniker may work out for the best.

Thanks, Ten Ton Hammer.

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4 Comments

  1. Kabby

    Dog Shit: The Game would have been more accurate.

    #1 1 year ago
  2. Meta_Dragon

    You can rebrand the game all you want, that doesn’t change the fact that the game sucks.

    #2 1 year ago
  3. boothegreat

    It’s funny. I honestly think they did this to milk out as much suckers as they can as if its “Oh it’s a new game, i’m going to get it!” mentality.

    #3 1 year ago
  4. Aullah

    @3 They had legal issues with the name. THEY HAD NO RIGHT TO USE THAT NAME. They had to change it… althought yea, its a good time to say, its a new game :D

    #4 1 year ago

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