The intriguing open-world zombie game that’s been in development by Undead Labs has finally moved past its code name of “Class3.” Now, you can refer to it as State of Decay. I like that. It’s about as catchy as a renegade zombie virus. We had the opportunity to interview Undead Labs’ producer Emily Diehl last year about the game, which has been in development for some time now. It’s essentially what many of us hardcore zombie fans have been asking for: a realistic zombie survival game set in a big open world where you can fortify your home base, scavenge for food and ammunition, and rescue other survivors to strengthen your group. Head past the break for more info, including a slick new trailer.
One of the more interesting features in State of Decay is the way the world around you reacts to the decisions you make. It “develops in real-time, shaped by your actions, dynamically generating content based on your choices and the ever-increasing zombie threat.”
Undead Labs has been open about the fact that this is very much a precursor to an even more ambitious zombie apocalypse MMO, known by the code name of Class4. Hopefully this game does well, because there can never be too many zombie MMOs.
The ambitious title doesn’t yet have a release date, but we can expect it in the (hopefully) near future on the XBLA and PC.