There’s a hell of a lot of news to get through today so I am taking any excuse for shortcuts, and the fact that World War Z and World War 3 rhyme is good enough for me to shove them in to one post, so here it is.
First up, World War Z introduces the hoarde, aka a hella lot of zombies who want to eat your brains. They are powered by a new Swarm Engine written by Saber Interactive who also boast the game will have “dynamic swarm simulation, adaptive spawn control, diverse zombie mechanics, and an advanced gore system”. Mmm, advanced gore. Lovely.
The World War 3 footage is from an early pre-alpha build but it’s starting to look good, more like Battlefield than Call of Duty. It also sounds very serious, here’s the official blurb:
World War 3 is a multiplayer military FPS set in a modern, global conflict. Strong teamplay, national armed forces, real locations, full body awareness and a versatile customization system all contribute to the authenticity of the modern combat experience enhanced by other essential elements such as a robust ballistic system, advanced armors and life-like weapons. Produced in cooperation with military R&D centers and consultants, World War 3 shows the consequences of every battle in the context of a global war campaign on a strategic war map.