A bit of good news for Undead Labs, the State of Decay developer, as they announced late last week that they’ve reached a multi-year, multi-title extension with Microsoft which will continue its development relationship into the considerable future.
“We’ll be able to share details later this year, but as with State of Decay, we think it’s best if we just keep our heads down and build some prototypes before we talk too much. For now, suffice it to say there are big things going on with State of Decay” said Jeff Strain, founder of Undead Labs. “It’s been a long haul from the original vision to this point, and the road ahead of us will take years to travel. We hope you’re up for the trip, because we can’t do it without you.”
With this announcement, I think it’s safe to say that we’ll be seeing either a sequel to State of Decay or even the relatively dormant Class4 project Undead Labs announced way back in 2009 on Xbox One. It’d be interesting to see what Undead Labs could do for Class4, their zombie MMO style game, if that’s the direction they’re now going in.
State of Decay launched last year on Xbox Live and put up huge sales numbers before releasing on Steam a few months later. Just recently, Undead Labs put out the first DLC for State of Decay with Breakdown. For more information on both titles, make sure to have a look at my impressions.
So congrats to the guys and gals of Undead Labs. They managed to take the somewhat over used Zombie trope and spin it into something unique and fresh. I can’t wait to see what they have coming next.