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State of Decay 2 is coming to Steam next year

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State of Decay 2 (opens in new tab) was released in May 2018, and as a zombie survival game it was quite good (opens in new tab), but as a Microsoft Store exclusive, well, I'll let you draw your own conclusions. That won't be an issue for too much longer, though, as it's now listed on Steam (opens in new tab) and scheduled to go live early next year.

The Steam page is light on details at the moment but indicates that cloud saves, achievements, and cross-platform multiplayer will all be supported. Developer Undead Labs confirmed in the announcement at stateofdecay.com (opens in new tab) that the Steam version will support Xbox Live crossplay, meaning that the Steam, Windows Store, and Xbox One versions will all play together.

Somewhat oddly, the Steam page lists the State of Decay 2 launch date as April 1, 2022, but that has to be either a mistake or a weird joke that's gone over my head, because the actual announcement sets it for early 2020. More information about the Steam release will be revealed in a livestream beginning at 3 pm PT/6 pm ET on November 25, on Twitch (opens in new tab), YouTube (opens in new tab), and Mixer (opens in new tab).

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.