State of Decay 2 gameplay and release date to be revealed at E3 2017

State of Decay 2 is the sequel to the popular third-person zombie survival game from 2013; first revealed last June with a cinematic trailer and nothing else. The developers are finally willing to reveal more information about the game.

Sadly, it seems that involves waiting another six months till next year’s E3. Announced by the studio founder in their blog, there will be a pretty significant amount of information coming our way.

State of Decay

The 2013 game had a zombie survival experience different from other games of the genre, involving elements of base building, resource gathering and making sure group morale stays up.

It almost seemed like the zombies were not the main threat to your group; dwindling resources, hostile neighbors, and losing motivation being the leading cause of problems.

That is not to say the zombie threat was easy to deal with. Players got plenty of chances for their head to get bitten off by infestations while searching for supplies; along with dangerous encounters like accidentally spooking a roaming horde or even having to mercy kill an infected group member.

In 2015, the remastered State of Decay: Year One Survival Edition released for the Xbox One and PC. With new missions, vehicles, updated textures and more content. The remaster also included the Breakdown and Lifeline DLC that released for the original game.

One of the biggest requests for the game, however, was a cooperative multiplayer mode, which although missing from the original; will be a big part of the upcoming title according to the developer Undead Labs.


As an Xbox Play Anywhere title, Windows 10 and Xbox One players will be able to enjoy the game together at release; also getting access to both platform versions by purchasing just once.

It will be interesting to see how the new coop mode will change up the from first game’s solo experience.

Releasing in 2017 for the Xbox One and Windows 10, State of Decay 2 is also sure to come to the new console of Microsoft in 2017. Be sure to tune into Microsoft’s E3 show next year for the promised gameplay reveal.

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