Back at E3 2016, Microsoft announced that State of Decay 2 would be making its way to Xbox One and Windows 10 exclusively in 2017. At its E3 briefing today, the company has confirmed that the title will be making its way to the platforms as an Xbox Play Anywhere title. However, there's a caveat: the game's launch has been delayed to 2018.
The new trailer for State of Decay 2 showed off the game's survival and gameplay mechanics. It emphasized on gory graphics, with a character being ripped in half on-screen during the trailer. The game's official description reads as follows:
The next installment in the critically acclaimed "State of Decay" franchise immerses you in an all-new, multiplayer zombie survival fantasy. Build a lasting community, working with other players or solo to overcome challenges while exploring your own unique story in a world that remembers the choices you make. NO ONE SURVIVES ALONE.
The original State of Decay was widely praised by critics as well as users, who lauded the vast world that could be explored in the game, role-playing aspects and survival mechanics.
The sequel will now launch in Spring 2018 with multiple maps, each with its own home sites, different environments, landmarks, mission types and more.