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PVE Crossplay For All ‘World War Z’ Players, Starting Today

World War Z was a surprise hit when it launched last year, and the development team at Saber Interactive have kept that momentum up by releasing a steady stream of updates, the latest of which – the Dronemaster update – hit today and brought some major changes to the game.

First off, players on any platform can now party up thanks to full PvE crossplay being enabled for the first time. Now it doesn’t matter if your friends have a PS4 and you play on PC or Xbox One, you can finally get your game on with them.

The update also includes a new class, the first new class to be added to the game since it launched, the titular Dronemaster. This new class includes a customizable drone that stuns nearby zombies and can be geared towards either offensive or support roles.

Want more? How about a new weapon, a grenade launcher for taking out those pesky packs of undead? The ACW-20 is a low-caliber semi-auto launcher that should prove extremely effective against the horde rushes, but keep those friendlies back from the blast area…

Here’s the press release:


World War Z Adds Full PvE Crossplay, New Playable Class & More

Play the hit co-op shooter with your friends wherever they are on PlayStation®4, Xbox One & PC!

MAPLEWOOD, N.J. — July 22, 2020 — Saber Interactive and Focus Home Interactive have announced that the “Dronemaster” update is available to download for free today in World War Z, the best-selling co-op shooter inspired by Paramount Pictures’ blockbuster film. This latest update introduces full* PvE crossplay support across PlayStation®4, Xbox One and PC via the Epic Games Store, letting you party up in co-op with friends no matter what platform they’re on.

World War Z has also released its first new playable class since it launched last year: the Dronemaster. This highly versatile character comes with its own personal drone which stuns zombies when they get too close for comfort. You can customize your drone in the perk tree to suit your play style and squad comp: increase its offensive capabilities to make it more lethal in an assault, or raise its defensive powers to better support your team.

In addition, today’s update features a new rare weapon pick-up with its own upgrade tree for your armory: the ACW-20. This low-caliber, semi-automatic grenade launcher is perfect for mopping up tightly packed groups, but watch out for friendly fire! There’s also a variety of new weapon upgrades, perk rebalancing, fixes and quality-of-life improvements.

Finally, players can grab World War Z’s latest premium DLC today: the “Signature Weapons Pack,” which includes four unique weapon skins for the game’s main characters. This DLC is free for Season Pass and GOTY Edition owners. It is also available for standalone purchase on PlayStation®4 and Xbox One.

Powered by Saber’s dynamic Swarm EngineWorld War Z delivers a thrilling social play experience from the comfort of your home. Survive against hundreds of fast-moving, bloodthirsty zombies at a time with six distinct classes and an arsenal of deadly weapons, explosives, turrets and traps. Outlive the dead through intense four-player co-op campaign missions around the world, and battle both zombies and real human opponents in competitive, team-based Players vs. Players vs. Zombies (PvPvZ) multiplayer.

For more on World War Z, visit http://wwzgame.com, and follow the game on Facebook at www.facebook.com/WWZGame, Twitter @WWZTheGame and Instagram @WWZGame.

*Crossplay was previously only available in PvE matchmaking across Xbox One and PC.


About Saber Interactive
Headquartered in the U.S. with studios in Russia, Spain, Belarus, Sweden and Portugal, Saber Interactive is a developer whose credits include the 2019 hit World War Z (with over 3 million units sold), Ghostbusters: The Video Game Remastered, the MudRunner franchise, the NBA Playgrounds franchise, Quake ChampionsHalo: Combat Evolved AnniversaryHalo: The Master Chief Collection and others. https://saber3d.com

About Focus Home Interactive
Focus Home Interactive is a French publisher based in Paris, France. Known for the quality, diversity and originality of its catalogue, Focus has published and distributed original titles (SnowRunnerThe Surge 2GreedFallA Plague Tale: InnocenceVampyrFarming SimulatorCall of CthulhuInsurgency: Sandstorm) that have become benchmark titles worldwide, available both in stores and by download across the world. Focus publishes games on all major platforms, consoles and PC. The publisher’s catalogue will get even richer in the coming months and years with eagerly awaited games such as Hardspace: ShipbreakerCurse of the Dead GodsOthercide and more.

About Paramount Pictures Corporation
Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment, is a unit of ViacomCBS (NASDAQ: VIAC; VIACA), a leading content company with prominent and respected film, television and digital entertainment brands. Paramount controls a collection of some of the most powerful brands in filmed entertainment, including Paramount Pictures, Paramount Animation, Paramount Television, and Paramount Players. PPC operations also include Paramount Home Entertainment, Paramount Pictures International, Paramount Licensing Inc., and Paramount Studio Group.

Crysis Remastered Tech Trailer Showcases Nintendo Switch

“Can it run Crysis?” has been a meme since 2007, when the PC game’s outlandishly steep system requirements to run it with everything maxed brought hardware to its knees.

And now, thanks to Crytek and Saber Interactive, we know the Nintendo Switch can.

The game hits Nintendo’s console July 23rd, marking the first appearance of Crysis on a Nintendo console. It’s also the debut of the new remaster, with the PC, PS4, and Xbox One versions being delayed earlier this month until Crytek and Saber Interactive can get them polished up to the level they demand of the one-time PC breaker.

Here’s the press release:


Crytek’s New Trailer Showcases the Tech Powering Crysis Remastered on Nintendo Switch, Available July 23

FRANKFURT, Germany – July 17, 2020 – Crytek, in partnership with Saber Interactive, the team that brought The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt to Nintendo Switch last year, has released a new trailer that dives into the technology used to bring the sci-fi classic Crysis Remastered to life on Switch.

Take a look at the game’s signature groundbreaking visuals, destructible open sandbox world, and adaptive gameplay on a brand-new platform. Vegetation bending, upgraded textures, depth of field and motion blur, enhanced dynamic lighting, global illumination (SVOGI), gyro aiming, and even sharks (…sharks?) are all packed into Crytek’s debut game on Switch.

Crysis Remastered is coming to Nintendo Switch on July 23, 2020. Pre-order it now for $29.99 on the Nintendo eShop!


About Crysis Remastered
With its 2007 release, Crysis set the industry standard for first-person shooters with stunning visuals, highly evolved gameplay, and an enormous sandbox world. Crysis Remastered adds new graphic features, high-quality textures, and CRYENGINE’s native hardware- and API-agnostic ray tracing solution – on PC, Xbox One X and PlayStation 4 Pro – to update the game for a new generation of hardware.

What begins as a simple rescue mission becomes the battleground of a new war as alien invaders swarm over the game’s island setting. Armed with a powerful Nanosuit, players must use adaptive tactics to survive and conquer. Crysis Remastered will launch in the future on PC, Xbox One and PlayStation®4.

About Crytek
Crytek is an independent video game developer, publisher, and technology provider dedicated to pushing the boundaries of gaming with its cutting-edge 3D game development solution CRYENGINE. With headquarters in Frankfurt am Main (Germany) and studios in Kiev (Ukraine) and Istanbul (Turkey), Crytek has created multiple award-winning titles, including the original Far Cry, the Crysis series, Ryse: Son of RomeThe ClimbRobinson: The Journey and Hunt: Showdown. Crytek delivers fun and innovative gaming experiences for PC, consoles, and VR and continues to grow its reach in the games-as-a-service market. Every Crytek game is created with CRYENGINE, which can be used by anyone to create games.

For more information, visit www.crytek.com and www.cryengine.com.

WWE 2K Battlegrounds Releases September 18

2K gave the WWE 2K games a temporary hiatus this year, a much-needed move for a series that has spent the last few years struggling to hit the kind of quality fans expect, but won’t be leaving the calendar year empty of a wrestling release thanks to WWE 2K Battlegrounds, which hits September 18th on Nintendo Switch, PC, PS4, Stadia, and Xbox One.

Battlegrounds, which features stylized graphics for the larger-than-life roster, looks to be a far more arcade-style experience than the sim-style 2K game. In a way it reminds me of Legends of WrestleMania, and I had a blast with that game so I’m all in on this one.

The roster really helps with that, as a lapsed wrestling fan who hasn’t faithfully watched in years, featuring a number of the old school wrasslers I’m familiar with. Mankind? Undertaker? HBK? Sgt. Slaughter? I’m loving the matchups here!

I’m really curious to see how this will play, so expect to hear more as we get closer to that September release.

Here’s the press release:


BRAWL WITHOUT LIMITS IN WWE® 2K BATTLEGROUNDS

Arcade-style, competitive action and social play bring friends and families together to battle it out in the ring

New York, NY – July 8, 2020 – 2K today announced that WWE® 2K Battlegrounds, the arcade-style brawler that will bring over-the-top WWE action to a new level of intensity, will release worldwide on September 18, 2020 for the PlayStation®4 system, the Xbox One family of devices, including the Xbox One X and Windows PC via Steam, Nintendo Switch system and Stadia. Featuring a roster of more than 70 WWE Superstars and Legends at launch, with additional Superstars to be released thereafter, WWE 2K Battlegrounds is now available for pre-order in digital formats and at participating retailers.  

Developed by Saber Interactive, WWE 2K Battlegrounds offers explosive excitement in an approachable experience for everyone from passionate WWE fans to casual players, with several ways to play:

  • Exhibition: Take part in Exhibition matches at home or on-the-go, anytime and anywhere, in local and online multiplayer action for up to four players;
  • Campaign: Join the adventures of seven new WWE hopefuls – created exclusively for WWE 2K Battlegrounds – in Campaign mode and compete for the chance to earn a WWE contract. Along the way, you’ll unlock new arenas, inspired by locations such as the Everglades, a military-style Bootcamp, Mexico, New York and Scotland, while receiving guidance from legendary personalities including “Stone Cold” Steve Austin® and Paul Heyman;
  • King of the Battleground: Take on all comers in the King of the Battleground, an online, last-man-standing mode where four players start in the ring while four more wait outside to enter, challenging you to run the gauntlet and defeat them all;
  • Online: Test your toughness in online tournaments and Exhibition matches.

Eight unique Battlegrounds environments play a major role in the action, many of them featuring interactive elements adding to the mayhem alongside a variety of outrageous melee weapons players can use to pummel opponents. Soar from military helicopters, smash opponents with cars in an auto shop and toss them into the jaws of a hungry alligator in the swamp. Bombastic play-by-play is provided by WWE commentators Mauro Ranallo and Jerry “The King” Lawler® to complete the mood.

Players can also customize their own arenas to give each brawl a personal touch and use the Superstar Creator to build their own, unique WWE Superstar with different body types and sizes, facial features, clothing, hair and fighting styles.

“We know WWE fans and gamers enjoy a wide variety of experiences, and with WWE 2K Battlegrounds, we’re presenting a whole new dimension through arcade-style gameplay that’s completely different than our WWE 2K simulation franchise,” said Chris Snyder, Vice President of Marketing for 2K. “We look forward to seeing everyone tear it up with friends and family in the Battlegrounds.”

WWE 2K Battlegrounds is designed to be easy to pick up and play, but challenging to master, with more advanced techniques to be learned and skills to be unlocked so players of all skill levels can enjoy the action. A roster of today’s biggest WWE Superstars, including Roman Reigns®, Drew McIntyre®, Charlotte Flair®, Becky Lynch®, Asuka®, Daniel Bryan®, Kofi Kingston®, Randy Orton® – combined with Legends – including Andre the Giant, Undertaker®, Mankind®, Shawn Michaels®, Yokozuna, Sgt. Slaughter and many more, offers fan favorites for all generations of the WWE Universe to enjoy, with more unlockable Superstars to come via free updates in the future. Each Superstar utilizes one of five class styles, and each class style has its own combat moves, strengths and weaknesses. Choose from the Powerhouse, Technician, High-Flyer, Brawler and All-Rounder to find the style that works best for you. Arcade-style powerups, such as Flaming Fist, Ice Breath and Earthquake, are accompanied by colorful visual effects, offering extra excitement and an additional dimension of strategy that can quickly change the direction of a match.

WWE 2K Battlegrounds is available now for pre-order in Standard Edition (MSRP $39.99) and Digital Deluxe Edition (MSRP $49.99). Players who pre-order the Standard Edition will receive WWE Hall of Famer Edge®* at launch. The Digital Deluxe edition includes Edge, as well as all versions of “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, The Rock and Ronda Rousey® unlocked at the beginning of play, plus 1100 bonus Golden Bucks, in-game currency that can be used to unlock Superstars, as well as cosmetic items**.

Developed by Saber Interactive, WWE 2K Battlegrounds is rated T for Teen by the ESRB and is currently scheduled for worldwide release on September 18, 2020 for the PlayStation®4 system, the Xbox One family of devices, including the Xbox One X and Windows PC via Steam, Nintendo Switch system and Stadia. For more information on WWE 2K Battlegrounds and 2K, visit WWE.2K.com/Battlegrounds, become a fan on Facebook, follow the game on Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #WWE2KBattlegrounds or subscribe on YouTube.

*Pre-order bonus offer ends September 18, 2020. Offer period may vary by platform and region. See platform store for details. Terms apply.

**WWE Superstars, in-game currency and cosmetic items can also be unlocked by achieving in-game objectives. No additional purchase necessary.

SnowRunner Hits PC And Consoles In April

MudRunner was a surprise hit, and Focus Home Interactive and Saber Interactive are following up on the multi-million seller with an obvious sequel – SnowRunner.
With a new graphics engine and improved physics simulation, SnowRunner’s arrival on April 28th should be hitting at just the right time to give Canadians PTSD-style flashbacks to winter.
The slower, more deliberate style of MudRunner and SnowRunner isn’t for everyone, but if you like a challenging simulation style game, this is right up your alley.
Here’s the press release:


SnowRunner, the Sequel to the Hit MudRunner, Coming April 28 to PlayStation®4, Xbox One & PC

Preorder the ultimate off-road sim experience now to receive the exclusive Navistar 5000-MV vehicle!

PARIS — Feb. 18, 2020 — Focus Home Interactive and Saber Interactive have revealed that SnowRunner, the highly anticipated sequel to the multi-million-selling off-road simulation game MudRunner, is coming April 28 to PlayStation®4, Xbox One, and PC via the Epic Games Store. Check out the extreme environmental sandbox action coming your way with SnowRunner‘s new release date gameplay video:

Powered by a new graphics engine and improved physics simulation, SnowRunner puts you in the driver’s seat of powerful vehicles as you conquer wild open environments with the most advanced terrain simulation ever. Master 40 vehicles from brands like Western Star, Ford, Chevrolet and Freightliner to leave your mark on the untamed wilderness. SnowRunner‘s all-new winter environments give you unique challenges to overcome: beyond slippery mud and torrential waters, you’ll have to brave dangerous snowbanks, ice fields and frozen lakes while taking on perilous contracts and missions. Expand and customize your fleet of vehicles with countless upgrades and accessories like intake snorkels, chain tires, bumpers, high suspensions, floodlights and more to help you overcome the elements.
SnowRunner can be played solo or with friends in fully synchronous 4-player co-op. PC players can expect full mod support at launch, allowing for near infinite off-road experiences created by the community. Mod support for consoles is also in development.
SnowRunner and SnowRunner – Premium Edition, featuring the base game and its Season Pass, are available to pre-order now with a special bonus vehicle on the Epic Games Store. SnowRunner is also available to pre-order on consoles at major retailers.

The Ghostbusters Are Back!

The high-def re-release of Ghostbusters: The Video Game has hit retail, helping mark the 35th anniversary of the franchise – man, has it really been 35 years since Ghostbusters hit screens?

Here’s the press release:


GHOSTBUSTERS: THE VIDEO GAME REMASTERED OUT NOW

The Beloved Ghostbusters Adventure Is Back in HD on PlayStation®4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One and Windows PC

MAPLEWOOD, N.J. – Oct. 4, 2019 – Saber Interactive has released Ghostbusters: The Video Game Remastered, the HD re-release of the hit action game featuring the original cast of Columbia Pictures’ classic films. This must-play title for Ghostbusters fans and comedy adventure diehards is available today digitally for $29.99 on PlayStation®4, Nintendo Switch, and Xbox One, as well as $24.99 via the Epic Games store. Physical editions of the game are also available on consoles exclusively at GameStop in the United States, EB Games in Canada, and a variety of retailers in Europe.
Ghostbusters: The Video Game Remastered delivers a hilarious, action-packed story from Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis that captures the supernatural fun and fright fans love from the franchise, celebrating its 35th anniversary this year. As the new rookie on the Ghostbusters crew, you’ll team up with your favorite characters from the films, reunited by the voices of Aykroyd, Ramis, Bill Murray and Ernie Hudson as Stantz, Spengler, Venkman and Zeddemore.
Manhattan is overrun once more by ghosts, demons and other paranormal creatures unleashed by a mysterious force, and only the Ghostbusters can drive this evil back to whatever dimension it crawled from. Hunt and trap a variety of new and infamous ghouls and phantasms — all remastered in HD resolution — with cool gadgets and weapons, thrilling boss fights, and destructible environments.
Ghostbusters: The Video Game Remastered is rated T (Teen) by the ESRB. For more information, visit www.PlayGhostbusters.com, and follow the game on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

About Saber Interactive
Based in the U.S., Russia and Spain, Saber Interactive is an independent developer whose credits include the 2019 hit World War ZQuake ChampionsHalo: Combat Evolved AnniversaryHalo: The Master Chief Collection and others. Saber’s NBA Playgrounds is one of the best-selling digital console titles of 2017. The company has multiple development studios across the world making great games and bringing fun interactive experiences to life.
About Sony Pictures Consumer Products
Sony Pictures Consumer Products (SPCP) is the licensing and merchandising division of Sony Pictures’ Motion Picture Group and Sony Pictures Television for Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE), which is a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation. SPE’s global operations encompass motion picture production, acquisition, and distribution; television production, acquisition, and distribution; television networks; digital content creation and distribution; operation of studio facilities; and development of new entertainment products, services and technologies. SPE’s Motion Picture Group production organizations include Columbia Pictures, Screen Gems, TriStar Pictures, Sony Pictures Animation, Stage 6 Films, AFFIRM Films, and Sony Pictures Classics. For additional information, visit http://www.sonypictures.com/corp/divisions.html.
About Ghost Corps
Ghost Corps, Inc., a subsidiary of Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc., is focused on expanding the Ghostbusters brand with live-action feature films, animated motion pictures, television, merchandise, and other new entertainment products. Ghost Corps is headquartered on the Sony Pictures Studios lot in Culver City, Calif.

Crossplay Comes to 'World War Z' in Season 2 Free Content Drops

World War Z’s post-launch support has really helped keep the co-op zombie shooter at the top of gamers ‘must play’ lists since it launched, and that continues with the reveal of Season 2’s free content road map.
The highlight for me is crossplay, which will open up the ability to play with some friends who have it on different platforms, but I’m not going to turn down a pair of new PvE missions, an all-new wave-based horde mode, a new zombie type, a new weapon, and new cosmetics.
If you haven’t had a chance to check out World War Z, check out this gameplay from YouTuber jackfrags:

Here’s the press release:


NEW WORLD WAR Z ROADMAP TEASES SECOND SEASON OF FREE CONTENT

New PvE missions, horde mode, crossplay support and more coming soon to the hit co-op shooter

MAPLEWOOD, N.J. – Sept. 19, 2019 – Saber Interactive, in partnership with Focus Home Interactive, has shared a first look at the roadmap for the second season of free content coming to World War Z, the best-selling action-packed co-op shooter inspired by Paramount Pictures’ blockbuster film. Fans can expect a huge variety of new goodies in the coming months, including:

  • Two challenging new PvE missions set in Moscow and New York.
  • The highly anticipated introduction of a wave-based horde mode – Horde Mode Z.
  • A dangerous new zombie type.
  • PvE crossplay support.
  • The ability to prestige rank up for new weapon skins and perks.
  • A fiery new weapon and new cosmetic items.

World War Z’s first season of free content included the Weekly Challenge mode, “The Undead Sea” Tokyo mission, and the six-skulls extreme difficulty setting, as well as several other treats for players.
Powered by Saber’s dynamic Swarm EngineWorld War Z unleashes hundreds of fast-moving, bloodthirsty zombies at a time, able to move and strike as one collective herd, as well as break off as individual attackers. Choose from six distinct classes and an arsenal of deadly weapons, explosives, turrets and traps. Outlive the dead through intense four-player co-op campaign missions around the world, including New York, Jerusalem, Moscow and Tokyo, and battle both zombies and real human opponents in competitive, team-based Players vs. Players vs. Zombies (PvPvZ) multiplayer.
World War Z is out now digitally and at major retailers on PlayStation®4 and Xbox One, plus Windows PC via the Epic Games store. For more information, visit http://wwzgame.com, and follow the game on Facebook at www.facebook.com/WWZGame, Twitter @WWZTheGame, and Instagram @WWZGame.
About Saber Interactive
Based in the U.S., Russia and Spain, Saber Interactive is an independent developer whose credits include the 2019 hit World War ZQuake ChampionsHalo: Combat Evolved AnniversaryHalo: The Master Chief Collection and others. Saber’s NBA Playgrounds is one of the best-selling digital console titles of 2017. The company has multiple development studios across the world making great games and bringing fun interactive experiences to life.
About Focus Home Interactive
Focus Home Interactive is a French publisher based in Paris, France. Known for the quality, diversity and originality of its catalogue, Focus has published and distributed original titles (GreedFall, A Plague Tale: InnocenceVampyrFarming SimulatorCall of CthulhuInsurgency: Sandstorm) that have become benchmark titles worldwide, available both in store and for download across the world. Focus publishes games on all major platforms, consoles and PC. The publisher’s catalogue will get even richer in the coming months and years with eagerly awaited games such as The Surge 2SnowRunner and many more.
About Paramount Pictures Corporation
Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment, is a unit of Viacom (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), a leading content company with prominent and respected film, television and digital entertainment brands. Paramount controls a collection of some of the most powerful brands in filmed entertainment, including Paramount Pictures, Paramount Animation, Paramount Television, Paramount Players, MTV Films, and Nickelodeon Movies. PPC operations also include Paramount Home Media Distribution, Paramount Pictures International, Paramount Licensing Inc., and Paramount Studio Group.

Fans Respond to 'Ghostbusters: The Video Game Remastered' in New Memories Trailer

I played the crap out of Ghostbusters: The Video Game, so this remaster has a special place in my heart. Check out the trailer Saber Interactive just released, showcasing fan’s sharing their favourite memories of the game, which is available October 4th!
Here’s the press release and trailer:


‘Ghostbusters: The Video Game Remastered’ Memories Trailer Released

Saber Interactive has just released a new trailer for Ghostbusters: The Video Game Remastered. This new video asks diehard fans what they remember most from the hit action-adventure game featuring the original cast of Columbia Pictures’ classic films, and what they’re looking forward to when the new HD re-release launches on Oct. 4, 2019.

Ghostbusters: The Video Game Remastered delivers a unique story from Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis that captures the supernatural comedic fun and fright fans love from the franchise, celebrating its 35th anniversary this year. As the new rookie on the Ghostbusters crew, you’ll team up with your favorite characters from the films, reunited by the voices of Aykroyd, Ramis, Bill Murray and Ernie Hudson as Stantz, Spengler, Venkman and Zeddemore.
Manhattan is overrun once more by ghosts, demons and other paranormal creatures unleashed by a mysterious force, and only the Ghostbusters can drive this evil back to whatever dimension it crawled from. Hunt and trap a variety of new and infamous ghouls and phantasms — all remastered in HD resolution — with cool gadgets and weapons, thrilling boss fights, and destructible environments.
Ghostbusters: The Video Game Remastered is available to pre-order now for $29.99 via the PlayStation®Store, Nintendo eShop, and Microsoft Store, as well as $24.99 via the Epic Games store. Physical copies of the game can also be pre-ordered on consoles exclusively at GameStop in the United States, EB Games in Canada, and a variety of retailers in Europe. For more information, visit www.PlayGhostbusters.com, and follow the game on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

Proving Grounds Update Wraps Up First Season of Free Content for World War Z

Saber Interactive has wrapped up the first season of free content for surprise hit World War Z with the Proving Grounds update, and it’s a sizable one. The biggest addition is Weekly Challenge Mode, a much-requested feature that adds a separate playlist that’s tuned to the challenge – replacing all weapons with crossbows, for example.
The tunings will force gamers to alter how they play, drastically in the case of the ‘take damage if you’re too close together’, to keep the gameplay fresh and inspire new strategies.
Missed out on Season One? Good news – Season Two is just around the corner.
Check out the Proving Grounds trailer here.
Here’s the press release:


Survive Deadly Tests of Skill in World War Z’s Proving Grounds Update

New content pack wraps up first season of free content for the hit co-op shooter, with more coming soon!

MAPLEWOOD, N.J. – Aug. 28, 2019 – Saber Interactive, in partnership with Focus Home Interactive, has released the free Proving Grounds update for World War Z, the action-packed co-op shooter inspired by Paramount Pictures’ blockbuster film. The update features Weekly Challenge mode, a separate playlist with unique gameplay modifiers (e.g., “all weapons are replaced with crossbows” or “players take damage if they’re too close to each other”) designed to dramatically change your play style and keep the struggle against the undead dangerous and exciting each week.
Completing the weekly challenge rewards players with a new currency that can be spent on character customization options like color schemes, headgear, backpack attachments and more. The update also includes the new FN FAL battle rifle, as well as a variety of game fixes and quality-of-life improvements.
In addition, players can now purchase the “Biohazard Bundle” DLC bundle for $4.99, featuring three new weapon skins and a tomahawk axe.
The Proving Grounds update rounds out the first season of free content for World War Z, which included “The Undead Sea” Tokyo mission and the six-skulls extreme difficulty setting for all chapters. Season two, coming soon, will add a new survival mode, PvE maps, special zombie, gameplay updates, and even more skins.
Powered by Saber’s dynamic Swarm EngineWorld War Z unleashes hundreds of fast-moving, bloodthirsty zombies at a time, able to move and strike as one collective herd, as well as break off as individual attackers. Choose from six distinct classes and an arsenal of deadly weapons, explosives, turrets and traps. Outlive the dead through intense four-player co-op campaign missions around the world, including New York, Jerusalem, Moscow and Tokyo, and battle both zombies and real human opponents in competitive, team-based Players vs. Players vs. Zombies (PvPvZ) multiplayer.
World War Z is currently available digitally and at most major retailers on PlayStation®4 and Xbox One, as well as Windows PC via the Epic Games store. For more information, visit http://wwzgame.com, and follow the game on Facebook at www.facebook.com/WWZGame, Twitter @WWZTheGame, and Instagram @WWZGame.
About Saber Interactive
Based in the U.S., Russia and Spain, Saber Interactive is an independent developer whose credits include the 2019 hit World War ZQuake ChampionsHalo: Combat Evolved AnniversaryHalo: The Master Chief Collection and others. Saber’s NBA Playgrounds is one of the best-selling digital console titles of 2017. The company has multiple development studios across the world making great games and bringing fun interactive experiences to life.
About Focus Home Interactive
Focus Home Interactive is a French publisher based in Paris, France. Known for the quality, diversity and originality of its catalogue, Focus has published and distributed original titles (A Plague Tale: InnocenceVampyrFarming SimulatorCall of CthulhuInsurgency: Sandstorm) that have become benchmark titles worldwide, available both in store and for download across the world. Focus publishes games on all major platforms, consoles and PC. The publisher’s catalogue will get even richer in the coming months and years with eagerly awaited games such as The Surge 2SnowRunnerGreedFall and many more.
About Paramount Pictures Corporation
Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment, is a unit of Viacom (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), a leading content company with prominent and respected film, television and digital entertainment brands. Paramount controls a collection of some of the most powerful brands in filmed entertainment, including Paramount Pictures, Paramount Animation, Paramount Television, Paramount Players, MTV Films, and Nickelodeon Movies. PPC operations also include Paramount Home Media Distribution, Paramount Pictures International, Paramount Licensing Inc., and Paramount Studio Group.

MudRunner Sequel Revealed At Gamescom

I had a lot of fun with MudRunner, chewing through terrain with a full load of whatever they asked me to deliver, but as a Canadian there was clearly something missing…copious amounts of snow.
Fortunately Saber Interactive and Focus Home Interactive saw that and addressed it in the sequel to MudRunner – SnowRunner. With maps up to four times larger than that in MudRunner, gamers can expect some truly hellacious terrain to conquer.
SnowRunner is expected to hit in 2020 on PC, PS4, and Xbox One. Here’s the press release:


FOCUS HOME INTERACTIVE AND SABER INTERACTIVE’S MUDRUNNER SEQUEL SNOWRUNNER FULLY REVEALED AT GAMESCOM

Brave chilling maps, vehicles, terrain and challenges in the ultimate off-road sim’s official debut gameplay trailer!

COLOGNE, Germany — Aug. 21, 2019 — SnowRunner, the highly anticipated follow-up to the surprise trucking sim hit MudRunner, developed by Saber Interactive and published by Focus Home Interactive, was fully revealed today at gamescom. Teased previously as MudRunner 2SnowRunner is the ultimate off-road experience, made bigger and better with stunning visuals, advanced simulation physics, massive maps and vehicles, and the introduction of snowy terrain.

Get a first look at SnowRunner’s intense automotive action in its debut gameplay trailer:

SnowRunner puts you behind the wheel of a huge roster of customizable vehicles from heavy-duty manufacturers like Pacific, Navistar and more in some of the world’s most untamed, unforgiving environments. There are more than 15 new sandbox maps to explore, some up to four times larger than those in the original MudRunner. Master extreme hazards like snowdrifts, ice, rivers and mud — each with their own unique challenges — to get your cargo safely to its destination as quickly as possible. Take on the elements alone or with friends online in fully-synchronous four-player co-op multiplayer!
SnowRunner is expected to launch in 2020 on PlayStation®4, Xbox One, and Windows PC through the Epic Games store.
About Focus Home Interactive
Focus Home Interactive is a French publisher based in Paris, France. Known for the quality, diversity and originality of its catalogue, Focus has published and distributed original titles (A Plague Tale: InnocenceVampyrFarming SimulatorCall of CthulhuInsurgency: Sandstorm) that have become benchmark titles worldwide, available both in store and for download across the world. Focus publishes games on all major platforms, consoles and PC. The publisher’s catalogue will get even richer in the coming months and years with eagerly awaited games such as The Surge 2SnowRunnerGreedFall and many more.
About Saber Interactive
Based in the U.S., Russia and Spain, Saber Interactive is an independent developer whose credits include the 2019 hit World War ZQuake ChampionsHalo: Combat Evolved AnniversaryHalo: The Master Chief Collection and others. Saber’s NBA Playgrounds is one of the best-selling digital console titles of 2017. The company has multiple development studios across the world making great games and bringing fun interactive experiences to life.