In the wake of rumors that State of Decay 2 might be pushed into the next year, Undead Labs has reaffirmed that there will be no delays.
Responding to a fan on Twitter, the developer stated that the upcoming open-world survival game will definitely release in 2017. However, it dodged every question that pressed Undead Labs for a release date or even a release window.
If State of Decay 2 was to release in summers, we would already have been seeing a vast amount of marketing being done to make everyone aware. As such, Undead Labs is still working silently on the game. That only means that State of Decay 2 is most likely to see an official launch around fall, potentially during the holiday season.
State of Decay 2 was announced during Microsoft’s E3 2016 press briefing as a four-player cooperative game. This time around, players have the freedom to go their separate ways. However, that might prove to be unwise, depending on the situation at hand. It always pays to stick together with allies when there are undead creatures at large.
Compared to the first game from 2013, the sequel will feature a “substantially larger” world for players to explore. This also means new type of zombies, traps, ambushes by deranged populace, rewards, and more. The game is being powered by Epic’s Unreal Engine 4 to deliver an amazing post-apocalyptic open-world experience.
State of Decay 2 is part of Microsoft’s Play Anywhere program which basically means that you can purchase a copy once on Xbox One to play it for free on PC. If you’ve yet to try out the first game, there’s a remastered version available named State of Decay: Year One Survival Edition for both Xbox One and Windows 10.