You know, you almost have to feel sorry for the people making The War Z. After all, for the last few weeks they’ve been getting bombarded with claims of fraud and other trickery as people have been saying very loudly that the game is still in a beta state, with many promised features being completely absent. Of course, it’s hard to feel too sorry for them when the company basically makes the claim that those people who are saying the game sucks makes up only 7% of the people who purchased it, and that essentially they were just a bunch of crybabies.
But now the game’s very trademark is under attack! It appears that around the middle of November Paramount, the studio behind World War Z, has filed a grievance to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office about the use of The War Z. At this time The War Z‘s trademark has been suspended.
What could happen is that the game’s very name might have to be changed, and to The War Z’s creators this might be a blessing in disguise. After all, a lot of people who may not be following this saga very closely may know about how The War Z isn’t a very good game, but they may not know that the game’s name had to be changed. Next thing you know some of these people might pick up this renamed game one weekend on a whim, when they might not have done so in the first place. Unfortunately for the developers, I don’t think most people would be stupid enough to fall for that scheme. In my opinion, it’s only a matter of time before the game is pulled altogether.