State of Decay 2 to gnaw lightly on your wallet this May

    
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The multiplayer sequel to the 4.5 million-copies-sold zombie survival game State of Decay finally has a release date and a price. The good news? It’s not that far away — and it won’t break your bank.

State of Decay 2 has been dated for May 22nd, 2018 on Xbox One and PC, and will cost only $30 for the standard edition. There is an ultimate edition for $50 if you want extra DLC and the first game, but either way, that’s a pretty good deal. Microsoft said that it’s putting the price tag low in order to “build a long-term relationship with the State of Decay community, and to foster deeper experiences with the franchise.”

While originally envisioned to be a full-fledged MMO, Undead Labs decided to scale State of Decay 2 down to a four-player co-op experience. The launch version of the game will include three expansive maps that should prove to be larger than its predecessor.

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CasualSlacks

I really loved State of Decay; community management, base building, survival, loose narrative, satisfying combat, and tons of gore. The game had its glitches and they scared a lot of people on PC off. But what really scares off PC gamers is not putting your game on Steam.

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Sorenthaz

Inb4 it’s exclusive on the ‘Microsoft Store’ similar to Sea of Thieves and you have to use the shitty Xbox Live app (which doesn’t even have push-to-talk for group chat…) because it’s going to be cross-platform.

My guess is “building a relationship” just means “we’re going to inject this with microtransactions up the wazoo and also are trying to wean people into using our crappy apps that are inferior to better existing products”.

/cynic mode off

I am looking forward to this but it feels like they’re going to hit the ground stumbling if they try to do too much stupid stuff.

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NeoWolf

If it allows you to make your character then i’ll probably pick it up, if it is however pre-mades..then i likely won’t.

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sizer99

This just makes me think the microtransactions and DLC are going to be… extensive.

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Jack Pipsam

I think they’re also hoping a lot of people will play it through the Xbox Game Pass around launch in order to boost the numbers, like they hope with Sea of Thieves.

Game Pass I think is how I’ll end up playing a lot of these first party titles for a while at least.

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BalsBigBrother

I really enjoyed the first SoD game so I am a little excited for the release of the second one even if I am a little tired of the whole zombie survival thing in general. This might be my own personal swan song to that particular theme so hopefully I picked a good one :-)

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Koshelkin

On the other hand State of Decay is one of the best if not *the* best Zombie Survival game. I’ll go for it even though I started hating all these “Z” titles long ago.