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