State of Decay 2 News

Microsoft details this weekend's two-hour X018 Inside Xbox live stream

Microsoft details this weekend's two-hour X018 Inside Xbox live stream

Crackdown 3, Sea of Thieves, Forza 4, and more.

Microsoft's X018 event takes place in Mexico City this weekend, and the publisher will be streaming a two-hour Inside Xbox special from the show, bringing with it a variety of new announcements for the likes of Crackdown 3, Sea of Thieves, and Forza Horizon 4.

More specifically, X018 - an fan event that Microsoft has previously dubbed "a global celebration of all things Xbox" - unfolds on November 10th and 11th. For those that can't make it to Mexico City in person, the two-hour Inside Xbox live stream (which will hopefully be less exasperatingly paced than previous efforts), begins at 9pm on Saturday, November 10th in the UK. That's 1 PM PT/4 PM ET for our US pals.

Xbox One's social media channels have been teasing a few details of what we can expect during Saturday's live stream, including Crackdown 3, Minecraft, Sea of Thieves, State of Decay 2, and Forza Horizon 4 announcements. Additionally, Microsoft has promised "big" PUBG news, a look at Shadow of the Tomb Raider's upcoming The Forge expansion, plus "a surprise or two", including "over a dozen game announcements for Xbox Game Pass."

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"Significant" 20GB State of Decay 2 patch aims to fix the game

"This patch today is just the beginning…"

State of Decay 2 launched in, well, a bit of a state. Our reviewer Edwin called the Microsoft Studios game "technically shambolic" in our State of Decay 2 review.

Now, developer Undead Labs has released a huge 20GB patch that aims to fix the game's glaring issues.

Patch 1.2 includes bug fixes, gameplay tune-ups and quality of life improvements, Undead Labs said. This "significant" download comes "just in time for a leisurely weekend of apocalypse survival".

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Here's a good look at State of Decay 2 gameplay

Undead Labs has released new gameplay of State of Decay 2, its upcoming open world survival zombie game.

The video, below, shows off character selection, base building, combat, environments and more. You have to maintain the happiness of your home, keep your stockpiles fresh and build the likes of watchtowers for protection. You manage your community, too, promoting characters as you see fit.

In combat, you're able to sneak up on enemies, grab them from behind and chuck them at other enemies. There are some pretty brutal melee kills in there, too. And, as you'd expect of a State of Decay game, you can run zombies over while driving vehicles - and smack them up by leaving the car door open.

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State of Decay 2 finally launches on Xbox One and PC this May

State of Decay 2 finally launches on Xbox One and PC this May

Also available as part of Xbox Game Pass.

Undead Labs' long-awaited zombie-survival RPG sequel State of Decay 2 finally has a release date, and will be arriving on Windows 10 and Xbox One on May 22nd.

State of Decay 2 will be available in two different versions, according to publisher Microsoft (thanks IGN). There'll be a Standard Edition, weighing in at 24.99/$29.99 USD, as well as a 39.99/$49.99 USD Ultimate Edition.

The Standard Edition includes just the base game, while the Ultimate Edition features the base game, the Independence Pack and Daybreak Pack DLCs (neither of which has a release date yet), and will also offer early access to State of Decay 2, starting on May 18th. Additionally, it includes a copy of the State of Decay: Year One Survival Edition for Xbox One.

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State of Decay 2 confirmed for spring 2018

State of Decay 2 confirmed for spring 2018

An Xbox Play Anywhere title.

Zombie survival game and indie darling State of Decay is getting a sequel. It's called State of Decay 2 and it's coming next spring.

Revealed at Microsoft's E3 press conference, State of Decay 2 will be an Xbox Play Anywhere title, meaning it will be on both Xbox One and Windows 10 and players will be able to transfer their data between platforms.

The gameplay footage above promises a more robust State of Decay experience with plenty of refuges to build, vehicles to drive, and different types of zombies to shoot.

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