World War Z video game in production

A video game based on the 2013 film World War Z is expected to be released in 2018.

A four-player co-op game based on the World War Z film has been revealed.

The game, developed by Saber Interactive, is currently in production for a release in 2018 and inspired by the 2013 disaster horror flick World War Z, starring Brad Pitt.

The film was itself based on the 2006 novel by Max Brooks, which Paramount Pictures adapted to the big screen.

A film sequel is also currently is development.

World War Z is a name synonymous with heart-pounding fear and action,” said Saber Interactive CEO Matt Karch.

“We’re excited to finally capture that energy in a fast-paced and gruesome experience crafted specifically for modern consoles and PC.”

The co-op campaign will focus on unique survivor stories with missions around the world, including locations such as New York, Moscow, and Jerusalem.

Players will have to use the environment and their firepower to survive hordes of zombies the series has come to be known for.

“Saber has tons of experience working on high-quality games and they’ve done a great job capturing the massive, frantic hordes of ‘zekes’ that sets our franchise apart,” said Bil Bertini, Executive Vice President of Worldwide Licensing for Paramount Pictures.

“They have created a fiercely original experience in the rich universe of World War Z that fans are sure to love.”

World War Z will be available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

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