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State of Decay: Real-Time Open-World Zombie Apocalypse

By - Source: Undead Labs | B 31 comments

Undead Labs and Microsoft finally reveal some details on their upcoming Zombie survival game.

Two years ago, Undead Labs announced plans to release a real-time, open-world zombie survival title for the Xbox 360. Finally, after two years of quiet development, the studio made an official announcement regarding the title. Dubbed State of Decay, the single-player game will feature multiple characters, allowing players to switch between members of their growing survival community.

The game essentially puts you in a Walking Dead-like scenario where you gather a community of survivors and do whatever it takes to stay alive. According to the developer, the game will operate in real-time and feature an entirely open world, meaning players choose their path of survival as they seem fit. Like reality, players will feel the pain of any poor choices with real time consequences.

State of Decay Trailer

No details whether or not a multiplayer element will be worked in, but the title is now being developed on both the Xbox 360 and PC platforms. No release date either, but you can head on over to the Undead Labs blog for more information and screenshots from the game.

 

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    redguy54 , August 27, 2012 4:12 AM
    hastenDude this is the second post I've seen today where you are ripping a game/gamers cause you are too cool, implying that gamers need to in some way learn to socialize. Big man. Let's think about this though. You created an account on a computer hardware site to read through the articles and then post comments about how they are uncool. You have 231 posts in 8 days. Take some of your own advice. You buddy, are the most socially inept nerd here.Get a life hater.


    Wow, 231 posts in 8 days. idroid you need a life, sir.
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    atikkur , August 27, 2012 2:13 AM
    open world and multiple character... seems fun. will it get right?
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    jdog2pt0 , August 27, 2012 5:43 AM
    Quote:
    i knew someone was gonna say something like that:

    *i never said gamers are "uncool" i was talking about nerds.
    *i visit and comment on the forums here on toms with my phone because i like computer and i can help people with their choices.
    *i am sorry if i offended you somehow, its just that i am tired of the nerds spreading BS about some freaking zombie apolypse or some sht
    *i am really here out of boredom because i don't work (i run a bissness...its not actually working:lol: ) my wife is asleep and i hate going to sleep early and i am actually pretty damn good building computer and i guess i can a help a few people that ask for help with their builds. again, if i offended you somehow, i am sorry.



    To sum it up, you're an ass. Don't like nerds? Don't waste your time here. You can build a computer? Wow...you're real impressive. So can most of the people here. I mean, at this day and age it's about as simple as plugging it in where it fits. Speaking for myself I find your comments to be uneducated, immature, biased, and noncontributing to the article at hand. With the Apple articles I figured you were a troll, now I realize you're just an idiot who has very little in common with the community here.
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    Anonymous , August 27, 2012 1:19 AM
    Day S!
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    atikkur , August 27, 2012 2:13 AM
    open world and multiple character... seems fun. will it get right?
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    Kridian , August 27, 2012 2:43 AM
    Harold, Harlold, Harold... you silly wabbit.
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    Anonymous , August 27, 2012 2:49 AM
    Nice real-time open world with real consequences. About time they make challenging games that doesn't carter to whinny nubs.
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    itsderekdude , August 27, 2012 3:12 AM
    So after a crappy version of Minecraft comes on the 360, now a crappy version of DayZ?
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    jdog2pt0 , August 27, 2012 3:19 AM
    Looks interesting. I'll definitely be willing to check it out.
  • 2 Hide
    redguy54 , August 27, 2012 3:59 AM
    Throwing my money at the screen, but nothing is happening!!!!! HELP?!
  • 5 Hide
    Pennanen , August 27, 2012 4:09 AM
    Dem animations and sounds :D 
  • 13 Hide
    redguy54 , August 27, 2012 4:12 AM
    hastenDude this is the second post I've seen today where you are ripping a game/gamers cause you are too cool, implying that gamers need to in some way learn to socialize. Big man. Let's think about this though. You created an account on a computer hardware site to read through the articles and then post comments about how they are uncool. You have 231 posts in 8 days. Take some of your own advice. You buddy, are the most socially inept nerd here.Get a life hater.


    Wow, 231 posts in 8 days. idroid you need a life, sir.
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    rds1220 , August 27, 2012 4:58 AM
    Wait is this suppose to be Day-Z that everyone has been talking about or is that something different.
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    Anonymous , August 27, 2012 5:40 AM
    to idroid,

    I'm sure, if you are old enough and the fact you say you know about computers, you were fearful of Y2K. Maybe not. However, this "zombie BS" is not just pertaining to "gamers". In fact, there have been multiple scientific studies, theories, and even some books about the "reanimation of corpses through scientific, religious, and ritualistic means". Also, this "zombie paranoia" or "zombie bs" as you so put it has started many terrific things.
    For instance, did you know there is a group by, I believe, the name "zombie fighters" that teach people the basics of survival when confined to what is around you. Such as if hospitals were to fail, the military were to fail, or even the government were to topple and social standards of living were no more. These people are helping in not only teaching the "common folk" but they help future EMS, Firefighters, police, and military. They teach the safeties of gun control, the ability to fix certain bodily damage, and they teach the basic nature survival tips and tricks. They do not limit themselves to a possible and somewhat illogical "zombie apocalypse" but teach the way to survive such things as earthquakes or another "Katrina".
    So before talking about how we "gamers" need to stop with this 'zombie' stuff and learn how to socialize. Remember that these same "gamers" will either help the future ems/govt officials that in turn help you or will be the ones helping you in the future in case of crisis.

    Now I am not in any way trying to "call you out" or make fun of you. However, because of these "gamer nerds" many helpful things have been given to society and created new means to socialize and interact with people from around the world. That is all I have to say on that subject.
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    jdog2pt0 , August 27, 2012 5:43 AM
    Quote:
    i knew someone was gonna say something like that:

    *i never said gamers are "uncool" i was talking about nerds.
    *i visit and comment on the forums here on toms with my phone because i like computer and i can help people with their choices.
    *i am sorry if i offended you somehow, its just that i am tired of the nerds spreading BS about some freaking zombie apolypse or some sht
    *i am really here out of boredom because i don't work (i run a bissness...its not actually working:lol: ) my wife is asleep and i hate going to sleep early and i am actually pretty damn good building computer and i guess i can a help a few people that ask for help with their builds. again, if i offended you somehow, i am sorry.



    To sum it up, you're an ass. Don't like nerds? Don't waste your time here. You can build a computer? Wow...you're real impressive. So can most of the people here. I mean, at this day and age it's about as simple as plugging it in where it fits. Speaking for myself I find your comments to be uneducated, immature, biased, and noncontributing to the article at hand. With the Apple articles I figured you were a troll, now I realize you're just an idiot who has very little in common with the community here.
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    stingstang , August 27, 2012 5:59 AM
    jdog2pt0To sum it up, you're an ass. Don't like nerds? Don't waste your time here. You can build a computer? Wow...you're real impressive. So can most of the people here. I mean, at this day and age it's about as simple as plugging it in where it fits. Speaking for myself I find your comments to be uneducated, immature, biased, and noncontributing to the article at hand. With the Apple articles I figured you were a troll, now I realize you're just an idiot who has very little in common with the community here.

    As harsh as this comment is, I have to agree.
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    greghome , August 27, 2012 6:02 AM
    idroid i guess everyone has their own povs..


    POV? :love:  :kaola:  :pt1cable:  :bounce:  :ouch: 
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    IndignantSkeptic , August 27, 2012 6:41 AM
    A zombie apocalypse might be BS but something very similar to it could happen in my opinion if people continue to resist Dr. Aubrey de Grey's wishes, not because he will cause it but because he will be unable to prevent it.

    Zetskey, there will be no religious means to reanimate corpses but there may be scientific means, but it will only work for corpses that have been specially pre-prepared by planning ahead, otherwise the best you could hope for is merely a clone of the person rather than the same actual person themselves coming back to life. I myself have talked to my family about having their corpses reanimated but they are against it which annoys me greatly. It's basically because they are too religious and that's the main reason I hate religion and declare it to be one of the worst evils ever.
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    IQ11110002 , August 27, 2012 6:52 AM
    Before any of you even get into the details I think the question that needs to be asked FIRST is, Will this be an Xbox port to pc?
    If so then I aint interested,Nuff said!
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    killerclick , August 27, 2012 6:53 AM
    HDmacLets hope we remember our First Amendment no matter how much we don't like what people say.


    First Amendment may be applicable in the US, but in Germany, Austria and some other EU countries you can actually go to jail for some speech, even if you're a foreign citizen.

    And Tom's Hardware is originally a German site.
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    killerclick , August 27, 2012 7:01 AM
    idroidinstead of being prepared for such thing be prepared to talk a girl...enough with this zombie BS.


    To heal with that, I'd rather take on a zombie army. I'm not even joking!
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