State of Decay: The Game, a sequel to the open-world zombie survival game franchise State of Decay, will be released later this year, according to the July Xbox Games Showcase.
This comes as no surprise to fans of the series, who have been yearning for a sequel since the release of State of Decay 2 in 2018 from developer Undead Labs. In addition, there have been rumours that have surfaced here and there to lend support to that theory. Unfortunately, the new teaser for the game was only a brief theatrical trailer that provided more in the way of hype than actual content, but the fact that the game is on its way is a positive development.
A little amount of information was provided about a wide variety of games during the showcase, but Microsoft has promised that more information about the games would be provided in the future. Those who enjoy State of Decay can only hope that this is true, and that they will encounter many more zombie deer — and perhaps even more terrifying creatures — in the months to come.
According to Microsoft and Undead Labs, the following is what they have learned so far about State of Decay 3.
What Is the Release Date for the Third Instalment of the State of Decay Series?
The release date for State of Decay 3 has not yet been announced. The cinematic clip reveals absolutely little, which may hint that the game’s development is still in its early phases, as was previously said. As a result, it’s possible that this title will not be available when the Xbox Series X is released in November.
Despite the suspicions, several fans were taken by surprise when the official announcement of the new edition in the series was made, as Undead Labs has been releasing hefty DLC for State of Decay 2 on a monthly basis. There are three downloadable content packs available for State of Decay 2 at the moment: the Independence Pack, the Daybreak Pack, the story-based Heartland, and the Juggernaut Edition, which includes all three. Considering that the Juggernaut Edition only came out on March 13, many players have been asking how long it has taken the developer to even begin working on a new entry.
As a result of this information, it is possible that State of Decay 3 will be released in stages. Fans will have plenty of time to save up for the Xbox Series X, don’t you believe it?
Is a Trailer for State of Decay 3 Available?
The brief introduction trailer doesn’t reveal much, but it does send a clear message: Undead Labs is paying attention to what its fans have to say about the game. The possibility of including living animals in video games has been explored for a long time: people have frequently discussed the matter on internet forums such as Reddit, and they have hypothesised on how animals would function in a zombie-infested world, for example. However, it appears that few players were prepared for a wolf-eating deer to appear out of nowhere.
Adding snow and other weather effects to State of Decay’s setting has also been a popular wishlist item, with many players believing that doing so would offer new difficulties and intrigue to the stealth and survival portions of the game. The trailer, on the other hand, does not disclose any specifics on how snow might effect the gameplay. To be completely honest, these two new revelations raise more questions than they provide answers.
Another surprise is revealed in this teaser: a single survivor! At the very least, it appears that the character is going it alone, which is a difficult feat in a game where community survival strategies are the order of the day.
State of Decay 3 Will Be Released on the Following Platforms:?
Microsoft purchased Undead Labs in 2018 after an eight-year association with the developer of zombie games. That implies State of Decay 3 will be unique to the Xbox Series X machine, however it will also be available on the PC platform.
State of Decay 3 will also be available through Xbox Game Pass, which Microsoft is promoting as a method to obtain early access to many of its forthcoming premium games in exchange for a small monthly charge. The Xbox Game Pass is accessible for both PC and console gamers, with prices ranging from $4.99 to $9.99 each month, depending on the platform. The Xbox Ultimate Game Pass, which costs $14.99 a month and includes an Xbox Live Gold Subscription, is also available separately for purchase.
The Xbox Game Pass will be accessible at launch for all of the titles unveiled at the Xbox Games Showcase, making it a game changer for anyone looking for something similar to a gaming-specific Netflix subscription.