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State of Decay PC Release Date Set for This Year

State of Decay
Undead Labs

Undead Labs’ State of Decay has been a massive hit on Xbox Live Arcade, but there’s a whole audience of zombie apocalypse survivalists on the PC platform waiting for their chance to play. Fortunately for them, the wait shouldn’t be much longer.

Over on the developer’s official forums, community director Sanya Weathers posted some details from a recent live stream of the game with Jeff Strain. In addition to revealing some of the upcoming changes being made for the next title update on XBLA (like bringing NPCs on missions), Strain discussed the upcoming PC version of State of Decay.

Undead Labs will release the game as part of Steam’s Early Access program, though that version will only be compatible with controllers. The final release of State of Decay will feature full keyboard and mouse support. Though the PC version won’t have different content, the game is being reworked to support better graphics, higher resolutions and faster framerates. While there’s currently still no concrete release date in sight, State of Decay will arrive on PC before the end of 2013.

Strain also teased the upcoming sandbox mode being added into State of Decay, stating the game would begin as normal, but when the valley was cleared out, you could move on to the next valley. There won’t be a new map, but you’ll restart with whoever survived from your first group in a more challenging version of the standard map, with even fewer resources.

More info on the next title update should be available soon, and we can’t wait to find out what’s coming next for the surprise summer hit of XBLA.

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