When Undead Labs first revealed that State of Decay 2 would be coming to Xboxes everywhere back in 2016, fans were excited to see the next step for the zombie franchise. We've had several amazing looks at the game thus far, including amazing videos and concept art revelations. Now, though, we finally, finally have a release date, price, and platforms for the title!
Thanks to the good folks at IGN, we now know that State of Decay 2 will be arriving for Xbox One and PC on May 22nd and will retail at $29.99. For those looking to get that Ultimate Edition treatment, that version is set at a $49.99 price tag. The Ultimate Edition comes with early access to the title, State of Decay: Year One Survival Edition, and the Independence and Daybreak DLC packs.
Obviously since the game is available for both PC and Xbox One, the latest zombie fest will be a part of the Xbox Play Anywhere program, which makes the versatility of the game even more accessible to players. For Xbox Game Pass members, the title will be available day one there at no additional charge!
Some may be scratching their heads a little bit at the lower price tag. For those worried that is a reflection of expected quality, Microsoft's General Manager of Games Marketing, Aaron Greenberg, told the site that it was more a projection of longevity than immediate quality:
“Our goal is to build a long-term relationship with the State of Decay community and to foster deeper experiences with the franchise. We believe State of Decay 2 accomplishes this goal by immersing fans in the ultimate zombie survival fantasy, and we want to give more players the opportunity to join in and experience this unique game.”
State of Decay 2 will be arriving on Xbox One and Windows 10 on May 22nd of this year! For more about the game:
"Small-Town America, one year from today. The dead have risen, and civilization has fallen. Even the military couldn’t stop the zombies, and now humanity stands on the brink of extinction. It's up to you to gather survivors and build a community, explore your lasting legacy, and redefine what it means to survive.
In State of Decay 2, your base is more than just a place for your survivors to sleep at night. It's your sanctuary, offering protection against the hungry dead lurking beyond the wall. It's your command post, where you plan the perfect zombie-killing strategies. Most of all, it's a manifestation of your personal long-term survival strategies as you customize it with your ideal facilities and improvements. Will you build a watch tower or plant a garden? An infirmary or a workshop? How will you choose to carve out a small slice of civilization from the chaotic apocalypse?"
- It’s up to you to build your base, develop your characters, and manage resources to survive as a group in this post-apocalyptic zombie world.
- Develop each survivor’s skills to improve their capabilities and strengthen your community.
- Play solo or team up with up to three friends to explore an open world filled with dynamic zombies, human enemies, and the valuable gear necessary to keep your community alive.
- In the zombie apocalypse, you must create your own moral code. Every decision has lasting consequences that you must face. How you decide to survive may surprise you.