Hammerpoint Interactive's controversial zombie survival game The War Z has been removed from Steam. Earlier this morning we reported on the very vocal and public outcry of consumers who say that The War Z was falsely advertised by its developers and that it was missing features promised in the game's original product page - which was later revised. You can get the rundown on all those issues in this news story.
While the product page for the game is still on Steam, the game is no longer available for purchase at this time. In a statement Valve said that it was a mistake to allow the game to be released on Steam before it had time to properly test it to make certain that the game met their standards.
"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," Valve said in an emailed statement to 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."
When the game does finally become available again chances are that fans who bought it when it was first released on Monday will be very vocal in telling the Steam community about their experiences with the game and its developers, who some would argue didn't do a very good job of placating and appeasing customers who had strong complaints and concerns...