World War Z proves a huge success
The game sold one million copies its first week
It took six years to be developed, but the movie World War Z starring Brad Pitt has finally been turned into a video game. It was developed by Saber Interactive and published by Focus Home Interactive and some would say that the wait was well worth it. Its first week of release, which began April 16, one million copies of the game were sold.
The game was initially offered for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles, as well as PCs, and the response has been tremendous. Saber’s CEO, Matthew Karch, said that the studio is “humbled and thrilled” by the success, adding that the PC version has been doing extremely well. 250,000 copies were sold for PCs during week one as a result of the game being offered as an Epic Store exclusive, with Epic providing substantial support to Saber.
The success has certainly given Saber a boost of confidence to develop more options. Explains Karch, “Moving forward, we’ll continue to expand the game and its community with new improvements, stability updates, and bonus gameplay content, beginning very soon with a special new mission for the Tokyo episode.”
The game is played on the Swarm Engine, a Saber platform that can render hundreds of zombies on the screen at any given time. The game allows the player to assume one of six classes in four-player missions that are set in locations like Tokyo, Jerusalem, Moscow and New York, just like the movie. It retails for just $40 for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox, and $35 for PC.