Hands On With “World War Z” At E3
At E3 this year, Saber Interactive brought their World War Z game to the show and I got to get a hands-on demo with the game. The game was announced last year at E3 and has had my curiosity since, so I was grateful when the developers invited me for a hands-on demo.
After getting to play the game I instantly fell in love with it and was getting Left 4 Dead vibes from start to finish. The game is a third-person shooter game with the choice to play solo or up to four-player Co-Op. The first episode will contain three different locations with New York City, Moscow, and Jerusalem. Each location will have the players with four different characters but the player will have a skill tree they can work on.
Even though the game kind of plays like Left 4 Dead, it does differentiate itself from it. The game provides the player with a melee weapon which, while playing the game, is very useful in close quarters situations. One interesting mechanic of the game I was told which I love is that even with over 20 weapons, each game randomizes the weapons and equipment on the map to keep every gameplay fresh. The game also offers defensive traps which you and your friends can set up on sections of the map to help fight the Horde.
The Horde in this game is massive throughout the game and comes from many directions. The team told me the Horde at times can be 500 zombies which helps evaluate the difficulty of trying to just run through the game. This also makes playing with friends more recommended, though if you can’t you will get AI bots to help you.
I got to play a section of the New York mission and this team really did an amazing job. The game did not feel repetitive at all throughout the game. It felt like if you are a fan of zombies games or your first time playing you can for sure pick this up and start playing.
The game is scheduled to come out sometime in 2019 as of right now. I can not wait for this game to come out and I really suggest everyone supports this game when it releases. Saber Interactive was nice enough to give us some footage for you to watch. If you have not heard of them or their work they have worked on TimeShift and Halo: The Master Chief Collection. The game will release on Xbox One, PS4, and PC.