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The War Z pulled from Steam, Valve calls release ‘a mistake’

After a launch marred by a string of controversy, The War Z has been completely blocked from purchase on Steam.

While the game remains listed on the PC digital distribution hub, you can no longer buy it. Valve has decided to offer a refund for any customers who felt they were mislead by the current state of the game.

From time to time a mistake can be made and one was made by prematurely issuing a copy of War Z for sale via Steam,” a Valve rep told Kotaku. We apologize for this and have temporary removed the sale offering of the title until we have time to work with the developer and have confidence in a new build.”

Those who purchase the game and wish to continue playing it via Steam may do so. Those who purchased the title via Steam and are unhappy with what they received may seek a refund by creating a ticket at our support site here.”

A bevy of complaints have been lofted toward The War Z since its launch this past Monday. Among other items, players have taken major issue with the title’s deceptive description, iffy microtransactions, and censorship on the game’s forums.

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