World War Z A Massive Success On PC Thanks To The Epic Games Store

According to developer Saber Interactive and their listed sales figures of 700,000 copies.
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  • Playstation 4
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2019-04-16
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The Epic Games Store's PC version of World War Z sold over 700,000 copies, according to Saber Interactive. Saber Interactive

While the ongoing digital distribution platform war between Epic and Steam rages, a number of releases for the former have been slowly and steadily gaining traction. Despite the lack of availability of information on just how many copies are sold for many of the titles on the Epic Games Store, Saber Interactive hasn’t shied away from this with regards to World War Z.

According to the developer, World War Z has now sold nearly 700,000 copies on the Epic Games Store since it first launched back on April 16. Saber even boasted that the Epic Games Store remains the top digital platform for World War Z.

These new figures come from a report from PCGamesN, quoting Saber CEO Matthew Karch. According to Karch, World War Z has now sold well over two million copies on all platforms. It’s quite the success story, given the game has seen somewhat of a mixed critical reception.

The userbase, however, is more lenient. I still find myself playing from time to time (PC), noting that publisher Focus Home Interactive has given much attention to improving World War Z in its many patches since release. The game, while still suffering the occasional hiccups as one would find in any multiplayer game, is in a much better state than what it was during release. World War Z has seen quite the amazing comeback in terms of gameplay and online connectivity, and the released content roadmap for the game tells us that it’s only the beginning.

Karch also noted that the success for its PC launch was quite the surprise, saying, “we always believed the game would find a good following on PC eventually. The surprise was just how quickly it happened, and how important Epic’s platform was in getting us there.” I would, however, beg to differ. World War Z came at the right time when there was a sizeable userbase looking for something that plays like Left 4 Dead. It does stand to reason that a lot of PC players were willing to overlook a digital distribution platform war, if the game warrants it.

World War Z is now available to play on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and the Epic Games Store on PC.

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