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Undead Labs Confirms State of Decay Coming to PC

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State of Decay is coming to PC sometime in 2013.

Though Undead Lab's original intent was to bring State of Decay to PC, there was a lot of hesitancy on the developer's part to announce an official release date. Essentially, its stance was that development on Xbox Live was going to come first.

With State of Decay becoming a smash hit on Xbox Live, selling over 700,000 copies, it seemed like the matter of a PC port was a little more urgent. Via livestream, Undead Lab founder Jeff Strain announced that the developer would be bringing the zombie survival game to PC later this year.

"Will the PC version have enhanced graphics? Higher res? Improved framerate? Yes," stated the director of community Sanya Weathers. "A high end PC can do all those things, so we're modifying the game to support those things. The PC version will not have different content or features, however."

And unfortunately for those eager to get their hands on some modding tools for the game, Undead Labs won't be releasing any. "What the PC version also won't have are modding tools (for time/testing reasons)," said Weathers, "but we have no objection to mods or modders, and we look forward to seeing what our PC players come up with."

"Speaking of the PC version, Jeff confirmed that we are going to be taking part in Steam's Early Access program. That means we will be doing a controller-only PC version in advance of the final release for the purposes of feedback. The final version of the PC version will of course have keyboard/mouse support."

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    Parsian , July 18, 2013 10:43 PM
    lol i thought Undead Labs is a PC vendor and I interpreted the title as if they are claiming PC is dying ...
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    Parsian , July 18, 2013 10:43 PM
    lol i thought Undead Labs is a PC vendor and I interpreted the title as if they are claiming PC is dying ...
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    edogawa , July 18, 2013 11:19 PM
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    lol i thought Undead Labs is a PC vendor and I interpreted the title as if they are claiming PC is dying ...


    Me too, lol.
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    LeoMatrix , July 19, 2013 12:32 AM
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    lol i thought Undead Labs is a PC vendor and I interpreted the title as if they are claiming PC is dying ...


    I like. I thought exactly the same looool
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    eklipz330 , July 19, 2013 1:11 AM
    ^^^Fortunately the article is basically "PC NOT DEAD, MOAR GAYMES CUMMING"
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    JOSHSKORN , July 19, 2013 1:33 AM
    I'm glad I'm not the only one who thought this article basically meant the PC was dying. Cuz I'm about to build one. Lets see a Smartphone play Crysis. It ain't happenin'...yet!
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    Larry Bob , July 19, 2013 4:07 AM
    Controller-only PC version?

    Are you fricking serious?
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    darkchazz , July 19, 2013 4:10 AM
    You need a proper title. It was confirmed for PC months ago. They are just speaking about the features here.
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    onebrokendownhorse , July 19, 2013 4:11 AM
    Holy of horrors, it will port to the PC but, "a controller-only PC version". That sounds like Xbox controls or worse. Hope not I hate games that push that crap on us.
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    cats_Paw , July 19, 2013 5:35 AM
    I know i wont buy it before i can try it. Im so fed up with console controler sensitiviy in PC games.... you move 10 cm the mice slow, you bearly move your view; you move 5 cm your mice fast and you just did a 360.
    Or those ports that run at 190 FPS easy but at certain points drop to 15 cus its not really optimized.
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    threehosts , July 19, 2013 5:41 AM
    I know this may not be the right forum but I don't think the PC is going to die any time soon. Sure, maybe there might come one day where the difference in absolute performance of a portable device and a stationary device will not have much impact on an average end-user.

    But let's look at Hi-Fi equipment that has evolved for a considerably longer time than PCs and where you in fact can get pretty decent stuff even in smaller form-factors since at least the early '90s. Do we still have separate-stage Hi-Fi gear? Yes. Do we still have standardized rack-mounted equipment aimed at professionals? Yes we do, in fact even at price-points that are affordable to a more humble consumer. In fact there still is to this date Hi-Fi equipment available in all thinkable shapes and sizes for a rather wide consumer population.

    The desktop PC is a little different because it is more based on standard specifications such as the PCI-SIG, USB, Ethernet, AT (S-ATA, ATX etc), SCSI, ... standards. That has paved the way for whiteboxing and customization like little kids build and play with LEGO. We still have LEGO, don't we? Anyone who had the joy of playing with LEGO ought to understand the joy with building and customizing a rig for your own needs. The release of the Raspberry Pi and other small form-factors boards suggest that a wider range of consumer needs will be catered for.

    So no, I think the PC is going to stay for quite a while.
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    Alex Fairlie , July 19, 2013 6:21 AM
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    drwho1 , July 19, 2013 7:17 AM
    My PC is a Vampire so its "stay of decay" doesn't show as much....
    /sarcasm

    like most here I was like LOL WTF ....
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    shin0bi272 , July 20, 2013 6:39 AM
    Yet another game for the pc that is ported (poorly) from the consoles. Ignore this game and go back to metro last light or hell play some solitare... anything to use your mouse and keyboard.