The survival zombie horror MMO The War Z will take realistic gameplay to a whole new level, as you risk losing everything - even items you purchased with real money - if you die.
In most free to play MMOs you buy items that will boost the health or strength of your character for a short time, but it is not completely unheard of for items to be purchased and then lost throughout the course of the game.
The War Z has taken the latter approach, encouraging players to proceed with extreme caution, and providing a greater incentive to survive.
Hammerpoint's Interactive PR, Alex Josef, spoke to Cinemablend about the loss of items when you die. Josef confirmed that "yes, you'll lose what you have in your backpack when you die - both in Normal and Hardcore modes. And yes, if you bought something using real money, you'll lose that item as well. This is a price you'll have to pay."
Josef hopes that "this will provide a pretty good incentive for players to either be extra cautious while playing, or just not spend too much money in the game." He also points out that the items you can buy, can be found in the game world, so if you're willing to spend the time searching, buying some items won't always be necessary.
How do you feel about losing items you paid for in the event of death?
The War Z is currently accepting registrations to participate in a closed beta on its official site.