“I’m quite hurt personally,” says the affronted game developer.
Anyone who even glances at the name of the recently released atrocity, The WarZ will see what sort of audience it is going after- the audience that would play DayZ, the praised zombie shooter. Not only does The WarZ shamelessly copy DayZ’s title itslelf, it’s got glaring similarities in other aspects as well.
And DayZ creator Dean Hall is not happy about it. He says he is “very angry about The WarZ”.
“I am angry about the WarZ. I’m very angry,” Hall said on Reddit.
“I’m quite hurt personally because anyone can see how similar the words are, and while the average gamer knows the difference individual people don’t,” he said. ” I’ve had family members/close friends mistake the difference and confront me about what they believed was unethical behavior they thought I was making.”
“I really don’t think anyone can understand just quite how exasperated that can make you feel when you’ve gambled everything on something, put your whole self and reputation on the line,” he went on. “So it hasn’t made my life very pleasant and I disagree entirely with the conduct and how consumers have been treated.”
The WarZ was recently released, and not only was it victim to a lot of controversy, it was also very badly received by critics all around.