State of Decay caught quite a few gamers by surprise back in 2013. Few people had ever heard of the title prior to its release, and those that had probably didn’t expect it to be the fairly unique take on open-world zombie apocalypse action that it was.
While almost everyone that played State of Decay was caught off-guard by its quality, the sequel will likely not enjoy such an advantage. In order to replicate State of Decay‘s surprising success, developer Undead Labs is going to have to pull out all the stops for State of Decay 2. Fortunately, it sounds like that’s exactly what they have in mind.
Here’s everything we know about State of Decay 2:
State of Decay 2 Trailer
Here’s the first trailer for State of Decay 2:
State of Decay 2 Release Date
State of Decay 2 is coming in Spring 2018. The game will arrive for XBO and PC.
State of Decay 2 Details
In a blog post on the State of Decay 2 website, Undead Labs outlines some of the ways they hope to improve the original experience by expanding the size of the game’s maps. Yes, that’s maps as in more than one. According to this latest update, State of Decay 2 will launch with three separate maps that are all “roughly the size of the original.”
So what do Undead Labs plan to do with all that new space for activities? Well, the developer wants to make players feel like they are “moving from one small town to another” in order to create a greater sense of immersion in the overall world. The studio also hopes that this expanded overall game size will eliminate some of the repetitiveness of the original’s late game by removing the constant need to engage in the same series of missions.
Undead Labs also alludes to future expansions by stating that, “the multiple map set up makes it easy to expand the world down the line, if you know what I mean.”
The developer also suggests that you’ll be able to transfer your survivors and resources between maps but seem hesitant to confirm the specifics of this set-up at present. It will be interesting to see how this new set-up affects the story and progression structure of the original game. Will you be able to explore these areas from the start? Will each map feature unique resources and survivors?
Of course, we’ll have the answer to all of these questions when State of Decay 2 launches in 2017.