The basic premise is as follows:
“The end is here. Life as you knew it has gone to hell after the mother of all zombie outbreaks. Now you and the few scattered survivors must band together to survive and rebuild in a 3rd-person action game set in a dynamic open world. You choose where to make your stand, designing and fortifying your home base, performing daring raids for food and ammunition, and rescuing other playable survivors with unique talents. The open, sandbox world develops in real-time, shaped by your actions, dynamically generating content based on your choices and the ever-increasing zombie threat.”
Sounds neat, right? State of Decay is set to be a true survival game, meaning that you will have to reserve ammo, food, and water in order to survive. The game is driven by action, don’t be fooled into thinking open-world means boring. Action will take place everywhere, and the world is yours. There are no limits or restrictions on what you do and how you do it. If you want to go into a grocery store and take everything you can, go for it. If you don’t want to then don’t. It’s all up to you. The game evolves as you progress, as an open-world sandbox that develops in real time. The content generated will be based off of your choices and actions along the way.
“We’ve all sat around with friends, debating the best ways to survive the zombie apocalypse. Well, the time for speculation is over; State of Decay will let you put your personal survival plan to the test.”
There seems to be an awful lot of zombie apocalypse games coming out in the near future, but this one appears to separate itself from the rest of them with a fresh take and new dynamics. I expect good things from this title so far. Below is the announcement trailer, check it out!