'World War Z' will be released for the Nintendo Switch.

Brad Pitt at World War Z premiere

Brad Pitt at World War Z premiere

Saber Interactive's CEO Matt Karch has revealed the video game adaptation of the sci-fi thriller, which starred Brad Pitt as investigator Gerry Lane, will be coming to the hybrid console, though no official release date is available as of yet.

Karch admitted that it has been "the hardest" task they've ever had to do getting the game ready for the Switch.

He told IGN: "Keep in mind that we are rendering scenes with hundreds of enemies and four players online.

"Getting this to run on the Switch is the hardest thing that we have had to do - this is true even though we are porting our own [Swarm] engine over to the platform."

The title shifted over a million copies in ts opening week when it launched on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One last year, and it even broke records on The Epic Games Store.

He said: "'World War Z' has had a huge impact on our studio in all respects.

"It feels fantastic to hit goals that perhaps a few years ago seemed unimaginable.

"We have over 10 million registered players that have played the game and our concurrent player counts are regularly in the tens of thousands. "During our free week on the Epic Games Store 9.9 million people claimed the game and we peaked at 250k simultaneous users across platforms. "The Epic team told me 'WWZ' was the most successful free game on EGS yet - we even topped 'Left 4 Dead 2' in terms of downloads and number of players."

As well as the title coming to the Switch, Saber has also announced the 'World War Z: Game of the Year Edition', which will arrive next month, and come packed with previously released DLC, plus brand new content.


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