State Of Decay 2
Developer Undead Labs Publisher Microsoft Studios Format PC, Xbox One Release 2017
Microsoft’s financial backing means this sequel to a lovable shambles should be a rather less shaky implementation of the game’s obvious potential. To that end, Undead Labs promises State Of Decay 2 will be, as sequel-making best practice requires, bigger, broader and, crucially, smoother. It will also feature drop-in co-op for up to four players.
State Of Decay was a breakout hit that took everyone – even Undead Labs itself – by surprise. The sequel, however, carries the weight of expectation. The studio is keeping its feet on the ground, at least, paying sincere tribute to the players and streamers that made the first game such a success, and assuring them their criticisms have been heard and are being dealt with. Should the first game’s idiosyncrasies return from the dead, fans may not be so forgiving.