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The War Z's Colorado map size detailed

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Yesterday, Executive Producer Sergey Titov fed the forumites (opens in new tab) of brewing open-world zombie MMOFPS The War Z with a duo of screenshots exhibiting the expected scale of a map codenamed "Colorado."

Stretching for around 160-170 square kilometers of terrain, Titov says Colorado covers a massive, zombie-filled zone around the size of DayZ's Chernarus, minus its ocean. The map's expected player count hovers around 130 players for a comfortable session, but at 200 or more, bumping into someone else could occur as frequently as every 15 minutes.

Colorado represents the first of more expansive maps planned for The War Z, says Titov. Multiple maps spanning 150+ square kilometers each? Yes, please.

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It's still early for in-depth speculation, but The War Z's DayZ (opens in new tab) overtures are obvious, and they suggest that it aspires for a large-scale emergent experience in the same vein as Arma 2 and its mod. What we do know so far (opens in new tab) -- 250-player capacity, regular and free content updates, player-run servers, and so on -- speaks of Hammerpoint's grand ambitions. It's natural to wonder if those ambitions are too grand, but a clearer picture of the studio's capabilities should emerge as we get more details. Now to just train myself to stop accidentally writing "The Day Z."

Omri Petitte is a former PC Gamer associate editor and long-time freelance writer covering news and reviews. If you spot his name, it probably means you're reading about some kind of first-person shooter. Why yes, he would like to talk to you about Battlefield. Do you have a few days?