Seriously, folks, we couldn’t make this up even if we tried. The critically reviled Infestation: Survivor Stories, which used to be The War Z before a legal entanglement, is now changing both its name and its entire codebase. The new game will be called Aftermath, and supposedly it represents a complete reboot of Infestation as a “spiritual successor” with additional features and better gameplay.
The decision came about as the developer ended its relationship with publisher OP Productions and began anew as Free Reign East. The team is taking advantage of the situation by holding on to the best ideas from Infestation and “avoiding controversial decisions and plain stupid mistakes that were previously made.” It’s selling early access for $15, although “the most active” Infestation players will be allowed in for free.
What’s even more interesting (depending on how you view it) is that the Aftermath team has signed up legendary zombie filmmaker George A. Romero’s son Cameron to be part of the production team. Cameron currently is working on an origin film for his father’s Living Dead franchise.[Source: Eurogamer, Romero’s Aftermath, Aftermath forum]