Thai publishers Electronics Extreme and OP Productions (no relation to Massively OP) have today announced they’re bringing open-world survival sandbox Infestation World to… well, the world. Or a big chunk of it. And if “infestation” sounds familiar, that’s because the game was once known as The War Z, which became Infestation: Survivor Stories, which then-Massively writer Mike Foster called “worse than actually being killed by zombies.” The original is now called Infestation: Survivor Stories Classic on Steam. Romero’s Aftermath was another spin-off of the original last year.
Electronics Extreme says Infestation World is the free-to-play “global service” for “North America, South America, Europe, CIS, CN, Middle East, Africa and Oceania/Australia.” Thai servers will be separate, according to the FAQ, and currency purchased in ISS: Classic since last October 29th will transfer to the new version.
“Electronics Extreme has made significant improvements to Infestation World since taking over the game when it was called War Z,” says the publisher. “Frame rate inconsistencies, bugs and cheating have been addressed, in addition to the introduction of a massive amount of new content as well as a new storyline.” The studio also promises friends lists, respawn time tweaks, territory systems, and new competitive multiplayer game types with an eye on e-sports.
Closed beta is expected to run March 28th to April 3rd, with an open beta (soft launch?) on April 6th.