According to Hammerpoint exec producer Sergey Titov, “In fact, we’re fans of the mod (Day Z). Ultimately, we hope gamers end up playing both The War Z and the DayZ standalone. It’s difficult to compare at the moment, but although there are similarities, we tried creating a game that was a little bit easier to access and play, and that would allow players to be creative and create their own scenarios.”
“There is definitely room for two great games in the same genre, and we think that the gaming audience will agree," he added.
The War Z is currently in alpha testing, and scheduled to begin its beta around Halloween. DayZ is due to be released sometime late this year as a standalone game.