War Z S03 Steam pulls zombie game The War Z after complaints

Steam has pulled online zombie game The War Z from its store after receiving numerous customer complaints that it was missing advertised features.

Steam has pulled online zombie game The War Z from its store after receiving numerous customer complaints that it was missing advertised features.

 
Valve, the game studio behind Steam, said it was a mistake to put the game on sale, as it had been issued prematurely. It said it would not sell it again until it resolves the issues with the developer Hammerpoint, and it also offered full refunds to purchasers.
 
When the game initially went on sale players were promised a number of features, including the ability to play with up to 99 other players on a server, add players to a friends list, customise their characters with a skill tree, and even rent their own private servers. Many were disappointed to find that several of the features were not available.
 
War Z S02 Steam pulls zombie game The War Z after complaints
 
Another key complaint was an update to the game that lengthened the respawn timers for dead characters from one hour to four hours, while allowing instant respawning if players paid with an in-game currency that could be bought with real cash. Effectively it looked like the developer was forcing people to pay for respawns by making the normal timers less accomodating.
 
Sergey Titov, Executive Producer of the game, said that the game is a “foundation release” and like other online games it grows over time. 
 
He said several of the missing features, including leaderboards, rental of Gameworld and Stronghold servers, locker items for loot storage, and building blocks for the Stronghold experience, would be coming in the next one to four weeks. Skill trees are being tested, but won't make it this year.
 
Source: BBC