news\ Jul 17, 2013 at 2:54 pm

State of Decay coming to PC before end of year; sandbox mode teased

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In a livestream of State of Decay, Undead Labs revealed that the game would be part of Steam's Early Access program. While the PC version would only be compatible with a controller ahead of the final release, keyboard and mouse support would could when the game officially launches. 

The most important confirmation was that the PC version of the game would be available before the end of the year. 

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The PC version will not have different content or features, but enhanced graphics, higher resolutions and improved framerates will be part of the move to PC. That said, since there's no new features, multiplayer mode won't make an appearance. 

Meanwhile, the XBLA version will be receiving its third title update in the near future, with the ability to take NPCs on missions with you included. Developer Jeff Strain also teased some information about sandbox mode. 

Strain said, "The goal of sandbox is to provide an unbounded experience, one with no victory condition that ends the game. The way we do that is to continue to have a world with finite resources, but find out 'how long can I stay alive?'"

Giving more detail to that statement, developer Sanya Weathers added, "Without going into too much detail, you start in the world, build your community, clean the valley out -- and when it runs dry, you can leave with some portion of your community and go to 'the next valley.' The next valley is the same map, repopulated with resources... but harder. More zombies. More difficulty. Just... more."

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