We have had plenty of rumors about State of Decay this year. But today, a release date and price point was announced for State of Decay 2! The news was first reported by IGN.
State of Decay 2 will launch May 22nd, 2018 for $29.99. The $30 price point is for the Standard Edition. An Ultimate Edition will be $49.99 and includes 4 days early access beginning May 18, along with two add-on packs: “Independence Pack” and “Daybreak Pack” (available at a later release date). The Ultimate Edition will also include a download token for a bonus copy of the console version State of Decay: Year-One Survival Edition. Those who pre-order between now and May 21 will also receive some exclusive in-game pre-order items.
State of Decay 2 will be a Play Anywhere title, which means one digital purchase will work on Xbox and Windows PC.
In the Xbox News Wire post, Aaron Greenberg, General Manager of Games Marketing at Microsoft, said the following – “Our goal is to build a long-term relationship with the State of Decay community and to foster deeper experiences with the franchise. We believe State of Decay 2 accomplishes this goal by immersing fans in the ultimate zombie survival fantasy, and we want to give more players the opportunity to join in and experience this unique game. Whether you play as an Xbox Game Pass member, purchase the Standard Edition for $29.99, or the Ultimate Edition for $49.99 to get early access and additional content, you get a great game and a larger community to play State of Decay 2 with.”
I am pleasantly surprised by the price! I figured it would be a full $60 game since this is a big Xbox exclusive. I love how affordable it is, especially if you have Game Pass. I’m very excited to see what State of Decay 2 has in store for fans.
IGN will have continued coverage through the month of March with gameplay previews, etc. I’m excited to see their footage of the 4 player co-op, which will be cross-platform in State of Decay 2.
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