War Z Trademark Issues: The Game Will Have To Be Renamed

War Z is an open world zombie horror game developed by Hammerpoint Interactive. The game was recently released on Steam on December 17 to a decent reception.

You probably have heard about this game for some controversy which arose for the team’s policies: there were accusations that they were trying to sell the game outside of the Steam platform by saying that they would otherwise increase the place on Steam itself.

And that’s not only the only strange thing going on with the game: it presents an almost free to play structure, with players having to buy in game credits to unlock some key features which were advertised as being in the game for only the initial cost.

Troubles are not yet over for the game: as reported by warzscam, the United States Patent and Trademark Office has suspended the trademark for the game because its name is too similar to the Paramount Movie World War Z. This situation actually shows how the game itself has only been in development for like 6 months since the trademark was filed on July 2012 and the suspension of the trademark actually dates back to November 2012, so it’s been over a month. What does this mean for War Z? They will have to change name and, with all the backlash, the team’s reputation has been completely ruined.

Article from Gamersyndrome.com

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