WWZ is a co-op third-person shooter

The Epic Games Store continues growing and existing expectations. The newest Epic Store’s game, the long-awaited World War Z, has reached about 1 million units sold only on its premiere week.

Saber Interactive, World War Z developer; and Focus Gome Interactive publisher shared a press release this week feeling proud about their product. The zombie-apocalypse title has sold 1M+ across PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and, especially, PC via the Epic Games Store.

World War Z by Saber Interactive
World War Z by Saber Interactive. Source: Polygon.

The 2019 World War Z shooter video game is a success

World War Z’s premiere week shows zombie games still earns big numbers. It has sold more than one million copies and it’s not even on Steam, which is the largest and most important video-game digital storefront. Instead, it’s an Epic Games Store exclusive for Microsoft Windows computers.

It’s indeed great news for the New Jersey-based video game studio.

Matthew Karch, Saber Interactive CEO, said World War Z is doing better than he thought outside of the US. During its launch week, it lured 70,000 concurrent players.

“Overall the U.S. and EU have been equally strong in sales. We have had 70,000 people playing at once across all platforms, with very similar distribution among PC (Epic Games Store), PS4 and Xbox. What surprises us is the fact that sales outside of the U.S. on the Epic Store have been so strong, with the U.S. being only one-quarter of sales.”

What is World War Z?

World War Z is a 2019 third-person shooter video game by Saber Interactive. Saber Interactive previously created “Halo: The Masterchief Collection” and “Halo Online.”

The game is -loosely- based on 2006’s book by the same name written by Max Brooks. However, it’s set in the universe created by the 2013 film adaptation of the novel starring Brad Pitt.

2013's World War Z by director Marc Foster
2013’s World War Z by director Marc Foster. Source: Syfy Wire.

Meanwhile, the book (“World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War) is an apocalyptic horror novel by Max Brooks, an American author. The story shares the adventures of a United Nations Postwar Commission agent after a zombie plague that devastated the world.

The game was announced back in December 2017 and continues a cinematic universe that has gathered a cult following. Given the fact that the sequel movie is nowhere near -albeit rumors continually confirm or deny its existence-, Saber Interactive’s game is the best fans has gotten so far.

World War Z is a four-player co-op third person shooter within a zombie apocalypse
World War Z is a four-player co-op third-person shooter within a zombie apocalypse. Source: WWZgame.

Saber Interactive turn the idea into a third-person shooter where you can either play the co-op campaign or play multiplayer. The title follows a group of zombie-apocalypse survivors in the cities of Moscow, New York, Jerusalem, and Tokyo.

World War Z game modes

The campaign mode welcomes up to four people working together to fight the zombie hordes. The gameplay is fast and sets players to explore storylines, characters, and places around the world within overwhelming missions.

The swarm is merciless. As we learned from the movie, the WWZ universe zombies are fast, relentless, smart, and pack themselves in a mass to reach high altitudes.

And the multiplayer mode is a player-vs-players-vs-zombies. You and your squad take on another group of players while rampaging zombies are searching for four your brains.

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