Undead Labs’ State of Decay 2 is set for release May 22nd for Xbox One and PC. And like other Xbox Play Anywhere titles, the PC version of the game will be available on the Windows Store exclusively. Or so we thought.
At PAX East, Undead Labs showed off State of Decay 2 in a live demo on Twitch. Things were looking good until an error message appeared, stating “Login Failed. Unable to connect with Steam. Make sure Steam is running, you are logged in, no other instances are running, then restart the game.” While the session has been removed from Undead Labs’ stream library, someone was kind enough to snag a screenshot of the message.
Obviously, this flies in the face of the game’s exclusivity on the Windows Store. And while Undead Labs has yet to acknowledge the “incident”, Microsoft has in the past allowed games that were Windows Store exclusives to hit Steam, although not at the same time as the initial release. Will we see State of Decay 2 join its predecessor on Steam in the future? Perhaps as we creep closer to May 22, we’ll get our answer.