Not a lot of info is known about the game based on the Brad Pitt-film, World War Z, aside from it’s being developed by Saber Interactive (NBA Playgrounds), and the game set for release for the PlayStation 4, PC, and Xbox One. Well, at least until today.
While we still don’t know the exact release date or what it looks like in action, we do know a few game details about the the zombie game. In an interview with the Official PlayStation Magazine UK issue #147 (via Wccftech), Saber Interactive CEO Matthew Karch divulged some World War Z game info, and it sounds promising so far.
Karch reveals that the game can showcase 1,0000 (!) zombies, and that it’ll even have destructible structures that will affect gameplay.
The idea is to give players the flexible option to play alone or with friends at any time. To me, the real fun with swarms is the online co-op experience – World War Z is the only game to offer an online experience with such massive quantities of fastmoving enemies.
The sheer quantity of swarming enemies on the screen and the way they interact by climbing over one another to reach areas that would be safe in other games is unique to World War Z. I would say it truly defines the game. Fighting the swarms that can be either one massive enemy or 1,000 individual ones is exhilarating and addicting.
We tried very hard to replicate the feel of the film in this respect. The major difference is that in the film you would normally flee the enemy, but in the game, you will be forced to fight. You can blow up cars to kill hordes of zombies and destroy certain structures to alter their path. You can also build fences, plant mines and barbed wire, and place turrets in anticipation of incoming horde.
Additional details mention ow the game will feature procedural behavior in order to provide a different experience in each mission. Missions are varied as well, which include rescuing survivors, or protecting certain characters, and more.
If you need a refresher, check out the trailer below which was revealed during the game’s reveal during last year’s The Game Awards.
Are you looking forward to this or are you tired of zombie games?