An upcoming survival video game, State of Decay 2 is developed by Undead Labs and published by Microsoft Studios. The game is a mix of combat, resource management, stealth and unique spin on the zombie genre. Unlike its predecessor, the game will feature online multiplayer experience. Learn everything about State of Decay 2 in this article including game play, trailer, release date, available consoles and more.
The game initially announced in June 2016 and is slated to launch in 2018. In short, the game is about the surviving the zombie apocalypses as long as possible. The game is expected to launch on PC and Xbox One.
About State of Decay 2
The game State of Decay 2 is a survival horror stealth game crafted in collaboration with Microsoft Studios and Undead Labs. The game emphasizes primarily on how players skills like leadership fare against the problems such as decreasing survival resources, trust, morale, defenses, zombie extermination, and people’s lives. Likewise, it also combines elements of stealth, shooters, and strategy games. Identical to the State of Decay, the first of the series of State of Decay 2, the game defies the gamers to survive through scavenging, exploring and fighting the zombies. Moreover, the sequel offers the online platform with players able to collaborate and work to battle against the zombies. The game will be able to play solo or up to three friends.
State of Decay was launched in 2013 for Xbox 360. While the first game was released in single player mode, the State of Decay 2 will introduce the cooperative multiplayer. The game was announced at Xbox’s E3 2016.
State of Decay 2 Release Date
The developer Undead Labs announced the game sequel at last year E3 event. The game with the online multiplayer experience is currently slated for spring 2018.
State of Decay 2 Online platform
State of Decay 2 introduces for the first time ever online multiplayer experiences where players will be able to coop online to survive the zombie apocalypse. The developer Undead Labs mentioned in an interview about the online experience as not a persistent online world. Jeff Strain the studio founder stated “This is not a session-based experience. It’s drop-in / drop-out. The key thing that I want everybody to know is, it doesn’t require you to be online. We’ve designed it very much with the intention of it being the easiest, most convenient type of multiplayer you can imagine”
State of Decay 2 Trailer
The State of Decay 2 new trailer was premiered during the Xbox E3. The game set in a post – apocalyptic world of zombie where your objective is to survive. Below is the official description rendered by the developer:
18 months after the zombie apocalypse, the military abandons a refugee camp in small-town America. Those left behind must band together to survive the fall of civilization and the rise of the undead. In State of Decay 2, it’s up to you to gather survivors, build a community, and redefine what it means to survive.
State of Decay 2 Gameplay
As been mentioned, State of Decay gameplay saw players working together with survivors, maintain orders as long as possible to survive the zombie apocalypse whether by scavenging for the resources or building communities among the wastelands. Unlike the first one, the State of Decay 2 will feature more than one protagonist. In the new sequel, each character will have different character traits and stats with each playing role in the group to help the remaining survivors survive.
The developer Undead Labs recently mentioned the game will include 3 individual maps at launch. The map will be varied but roughly the same as the first game. The map will make easier to prepare the player against the zombie.
The developer mentioned, “You should expect to see slightly different environments, definitely different landmarks and locations, different layouts lending themselves to different strategies, unique home sites, and even different mission types.”
State of Decay 2 Available Consoles
The game is set to launch in Spring 2018 on Windows PC and Xbox One. However, it is speculated the game will also include the Xbox Scorpio support. Furthermore, it will be available on the Xbox Play Anywhere scheme. This enables those who pre – orders via digital on one platform to receive the game at no cost on the other. With Xbox Scorpio specs the game is certain to see improved performance, resolutions, and textures on available consoles.
The post – apocalypse based game State of Decay 2 is set to release in Spring 2018. As a player, you will explore an open simulated world surrounded with zombie and human enemies plus survivors to recruit resources necessary to keep the survivors alive. The game which has introduced the co – op multiplayer feature lets you play solo or with up to 3 of your friends. Moreover, you will have to manage the community expectations, their morals, and motivations to survive together and build a cohesive society. The game will be available for Xbox One and PC users.