Undead Labs did not disappoint with their long-awaited unveiling of State of Decay 2 during Microsoft’s pre-E3 show earlier today, where the studio took the stage to debut the eagerly awaited follow-up to developer’s enormously popular rural zombie survival game that broke sales records when it first released in 2013.
We’ve considered many paths for State of Decay over the past few years, but the overwhelming majority of you said you wanted a bigger, badder, bolder, smoother State of Decay that you could play with your friends,” wrote Jeff Strain, co-founder of Undead Labs, in a blog post following the game’s reveal. “And so that’s exactly what we’re making.”
Like its predecessor, State of Decay 2 will be an open-world third-person survival RPG set in a recent zombie apocalypse. Unlike its predecessor, it will support drop-in co-op play so you can enlist a couple friends to help keep the roaming hordes at bay. Your actions will again have an impact on the world around you, only this time, the ripples can be felt much further away.
“Alone or with friends, dynamic game systems for character progression, base building, leadership promotion, and consequence-driven storytelling will result in a dramatic experience that tests your will to survive,” adds Strain.
State of Decay 2 releases next year for Windows 10 and Xbox One.