Well, this is a tad disappointing.
In a post in the State of Decay forums, Undead Labs’ Jeff Strain confirmed co-op will not be coming to the game. “Over the past few weeks we’ve been working with Microsoft to lay plans for the future of State of Decay, including future Title Updates, DLC, and possible sequels. As part of that process we’ve also been thoroughly evaluating the possibility of adding co-op multiplayer to State of Decay. While there are great things in store for State of Decay, unfortunately multiplayer is not one of them.” Strain wrote. “That said, I can say definitively that multiplayer will be the absolute heart of any future State of Decay games.”
It’s too bad, because this is the type of game that definitely would have benefited from co-op, even if it’s limited to two players. Even still, with our without multiplayer, State of Decay is still very much worth your time.