The War Z Reaches One Million Players; My Faith In Humanity Dies

the-war-z-bannerThe War Z, which I refuse to refer to as Infestation: Survivor Stories until such time as the game is fixed to the point of being playable and not just a blatant cash grab, hasn’t been hurt by its terrible reputation. The game’s publisher has announced that the game has over 1.3 million registered users.

Some other facts from publisher OP Productions about The War Z included:

Over 1.3 million registered players to date
More than 400,000 players log in per month
More than 100,000 players log in daily
Average player has spent more than 95 hours playing
More than 51,119,373 characters created to date
More than 2,248,355,148 zombies killed
More than 52,000 clans created with more than 500,000 players belonging to one of the clans

These statistics came out shortly after The War Z was the beneficiary of massive discounts during the recent Steam Summer Sale. While it was one of the ten daily deal for July 18th, The War Z was one of the best-selling games on Steam.

Of course, just because the game is selling well doesn’t mean that it’s a good game. The War Z’s Metacritic ranking hasn’t shown signs of improving from its current 20. Massively’s days old look at the game indicate that it’s still a broken mess.

tl;dr – Just because people are buying this game doesn’t mean that you have to… And you probably shouldn’t.

Source: Joystiq


About Steve Murray

Steve is the founder and editor of The Lowdown Blog and et geekera. On The Lowdown Blog, he often writes about motorsports, hockey, politics and pop culture. Over on et geekera, Steve writes about geek interests and lifestyle. Steve is on Twitter at @TheSteveMurray.

Posted on July 24, 2013, in Games and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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