State of Decay 2’s “Substantially Larger” World Is Perfect for Splitting Up

State of Decay 2 is  going to include a “substantially larger” world as well as the ability for co-op players to separate, something players often look for in titles such as this.

State of Decay 2
Undead Labs CEO Jeff Strain recently shared a few details with IGN about their upcoming zombie survival sequel State of Decay 2. The first State of Decay had been positively received by fans and critics for its tense and strategic gameplay. Undead were hoping to make their newest game bigger and better than the original.

One of the additions Strain expressed interest in was a larger play world. Though he gave no specific size, the Undead CEO did assure fans of its vast size compared to the initial game.

“I know SoD fans are hungry for details on number and size of maps, regions, kilometers of playable area, etc, but we’re not quite ready for that. For now, suffice it to say that the playable area is substantially larger than
State of Decay,” Strain said.

State of Decay 2 E3 screenshot
Screenshot of State of Decay 2’s E3 announcement video

Another feature Strain touched on was State of Decay 2‘s introduction of four-player co-op to the series. He stated that the new cooperative features wouldn’t force teams to stick together and was designed with splitting up in mind. Strain added that parting ways probably wouldn’t be the best idea when considering the survival aspects of the game.

“There may be times when it’s tactically advantageous to do so,” he explained. “For example, you may be under the gun to get medical supplies back to your base, and you decide to split up and have two players scavenge the supermarket pharmacy while two others go scout for a car or SUV with a large amount of trunk space to get the goods home. Or you could even be working on completely separate objectives and only come together as needed to get each other out of a tight spot. Ultimately, you’ll be more effective (and, if we do our jobs well, you’ll have a lot more fun) playing close together, but as always with State of Decay, your play style is up to you.”

State of Decay 2 is expected for release in 2017 for PC and Xbox One. This title will also be a ‘Play Anywhere’ title; meaning the game will be playable on both platforms, regardless of which one was purchased.

Are you looking forward to squashing a few zombies in State of Decay 2? How cool is the fact that a studio named Undead Labs is developing zombie games? Let us know in the comments below and check out these other zombie-related articles!

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Phone-browsing Wikipedia in one hand and clutching his trusty controller in the other, the legendary Eric Hall spreads his wealth of knowledge as a writer for Don't Feed the Gamers. Be sure to catch his biweekly "Throwback Thursday" segment for a nostalgic look at trivia from the past.


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