State of Decay developer Undead Labs sign multi-year, multi-deal agreement with Microsoft Studios
Founder of Undead Labs Jeff Strain has announced that the studio behind the hugely popular zombie survival game, State of Decay, has signed a multi-year, multi-title agreement with Microsoft Studios.
“I wanted to let you know we’ve signed a multi-year, multi-title agreement to extend our development relationship with Microsoft Studios,” Strain wrote in a blog post. “We’ll be able to share details later this year, but as with State of Decay, we think it’s best if we just keep our heads down and build some prototypes before we talk too much. For now, suffice it to say there are big things going on with State of Decay.”
In the announcement, Strain went on to thank everyone who has purchased and helped spread the word about State of Decay. “Most of all, thanks to all of you for your ongoing support, encouragement, and enthusiasm for State of Decay. We know how far we’d have gotten if it hadn’t been for your spreading the word, and it definitely wouldn’t be here. You made this happen.”
He ended by saying, “It’s been a long haul from the original vision to this point, and the road ahead of us will take years to travel. We hope you’re up for the trip, because we can’t do it without you.”
This new agreement means we are certainly going to see more titles from the folks at Undead Labs. They already revealed plans to develop an open-world zombie MMO, which currently goes by the name of Class 4. However after the success of State of Decay it was stated they would have talks with Microsoft to discuss the future and upcoming projects. Those talks have clearly been successful, with Class 4 seeming to have been given the go ahead.
On the Undead Labs forums, it was revealed however that Class 4 will be years away. “We have not laid down a single line of code, yet. Hell’s bells, gang, we haven’t even decided for certain what groups in Class4 will be called!”
We are anticipating seeing a release of State of Decay on Xbox One, although not officially confirmed, we feel it would make sense, along with more DLC for State of Decay.
Source: *Undead Labs