State Of Decay Success Could Lead To MMO
It’s rare for a new developer to make such a positive impact in such a short time but Undead Labs have done just that with their zombie survival horror game, State of Decay. A quiet launch on June 5th was met with massive success as State of Decay sold 250,000 copies, mainly driven by word of mouth and good review scores. The success continued on Xbox Live as the game has now sold in excess of 550,000 copies, occupying the slot for the second fastest selling game on Xbox Live, second only to the fabled Minecraft.
Unknown to many but Undead Labs originally intended to develop a multiplayer version with Class4. It was announced alongside State of Decay but much like news regarding the PC version, things went quiet for a while. We can now report that Undead Labs are still in negotiations with Microsoft, the current owners of The State of Decay IP.
One thing is sure. Money speaks to Microsoft like Doctor Dolittle speaks to animals. If they were on the fence about allowing an MMO version, the financial success of State of Decay will surely be enough to sway them in the right direction.