Valve has finally come through and has pulled The War Z off Steam, and it must be something that many people would be happy with.
The game was falsely advertised on the store which caused a huge reaction on Twitter, Reddit, Steam forums and other places, and when things get so heated up, it’s really hard to bring it back to control.
Sergei Titov, the game designer of The War Z, spewed a bunch of stuff in a recent interview with Gamespy and we were left wondering whether this was actually happening? He is also the guy who created the worst game ever made: Big Rig Racing.
Now that the game has been removed, it’s not clear whether the developers will refund people who bought the game. It would be nice if they did but if they don’t I won’t be surprised if people go after Hammerpoint Interactive.
Titov actually tried to shift the blame onto consumers and here’s what he had to say. But the recent Steam purchase issue has made him completely change his tone, though.
“I can assure you that based on what we’re seeing and number of people who post bad comments are small percentage,” he said.
Valve has responded as well, and are offering refunds to people who bought the game on Steam.
From time to time a mistake can be made and one was made by prematurely issuing a copy of War Z for sale via Steam. We apologize for this and have temporary removed the sale offering of the title until we have time to work with the developer and have confidence in a new build. Those who purchased the game and wish to continue playing it via Steam may do so. Those who purchased the title via Steam and are unhappy with what they received may seek a refund by creating a ticket at our support site here:https://support.steampowered.com/newticket.php
Again, we apologize any inconvenience.
Game developers, never lie to your customers, because then you have to be face things like these, which isn’t all that desirable. What do you think about this whole incident?