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State of Decay will come to PC in 2013, sandbox mode teased

Wednesday, 17th July 2013 05:58 GMT By Phil Owen

Undead Labs today announced via livestream that they will be releasing the Xbox Live hit State of Decay on PC before the end of the year. It will come first in a controller-only flavor in Steam Early Access, but when it officially launches it will of course have keyboard and mouse support.


Content-wise, it will be the same game, but with higher-resolution textures, better visuals in general and a higher frame rate. No mod tools, but they don’t care if you wanna have a go of it anyway. Meanwhile, Title Update 3 for the game on Xbox 360 will allow you to take an NPC friend with you as you go out and do stuff, which while not as good as having another player with you might help sate the desire to not be alone all the time.

State of Decay’s upcoming sandbox mode was also teased, and Undead’s Sanya Weathers summed up that tease on the forums as such: “Without going into too much detail (although details are coming within a week), you start in the world, build your community, clean the valley out – and when it runs dry, you can leave with some portion of your community and go to “the next valley.” The next valley is the same map, repopulated with resources…but harder. More zombies. More difficulty. Just…more.”

Look for the Title Update 3 patch notes later this week.

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5 Comments

  1. TheWulf

    I don’t know why developers are afraid of releasing controller only games, they’re fine. Thanks to XInput, the PC has plenty of great controllers which are easy for developers to work with. I don’t really see the need to add keyboard & mouse support to every game. To me, that’s just playing up to the PC elitists (who admittedly aren’t nearly as bad as the Godwin’s Law-abusing console elitists, but they’re still annoying).

    I wish more developers would just stick with however they want the game to be played on the PC. They could just have Steam stick a ‘gamepad only’ warning on it and leave it at that.

    #1 1 year ago
  2. Tyrantsoul

    Great news.The more people who get to play this game the better.It’s not the perfect game but it’s still fun.Although the AA patch has reduced fps.That’s to be expected though.

    #2 1 year ago
  3. BULArmy

    @TheWulf, are you high? Something like kb/m support is an absolute must in any game that is not a fighter or racing. There must be a full kb/m support with fully rebindable keys, because it is on PC and those are the main features of it for control. It is like, because PS4 supports kb/m, games to have only that option for control.

    Also I must tell you absolutely serious that I just can’t play a shooter with a cotroller, it feels so unnatural to me after 15 yers of only kb/m. I don’t have problem in any other genre.

    #3 1 year ago
  4. OwnedWhenStoned

    @1 Well I’m sure they’ll sleep tonight, but it being controller only means they’ve lost a sale from me. I was interested in this, but that nixes it.

    #4 1 year ago
  5. seiibutsu

    Yo , VG24/7 sort out your pictures son. they are all askew

    #5 1 year ago

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