State Of Decay Set To Bring DayZ-Style Action To Xbox Live Arcade

Tom Hopkins

Undead Labs officially announced the Xbox Live zombie project previously known as Class3.

Published on Aug 22, 2012

DayZ popularised the notion of open-world survival during a zombie apocalypse, and following the news that MMO The War Z is in development, Undead Labs has lifed the lid on its own open-world survival game for Xbox 360.

State of Decay wlll be set in a large, dynamic open-world in which players can scavenge, build, survive, shoot, drive and much more.

Undead Labs has also declared that it will build on the game's ambitious themes in a follow-up project currently dubbed 'Class4'.

"Move through the world like a zombie-slaying badass. Dive through windows, jump on cars, and take it to the living dead with baseball bats," reads the description. "Hop in a truck and mow down some undead pedestrians. Break into the local police station and clear out their arsenal or walk into the local grocery store to stock up on your favorite junk food. The world is your oyster…a shiny oyster that happens to be filled with zombies."

State of Decay will also react to players with dynamic content, according to the makers.

"State of Decay is an open sandbox world that develops in real-time, dynamically generating content based on your actions, the choices you make, and the ever-increasing zombie threat. Decide where you’d like to set up a fortified safe haven for you and other survivors you’ve rescued, then form raiding parties to gather resources and create supply chains.

"Use the materials you’ve gathered to develop your community as you see fit, but be careful — resources will deplete as you pillage areas, and zombies are attracted to noise and activity. Take up the offensive by assaulting hordes before they reach your settlement, or focus on improving your defenses against the massed zombie attacks. Every choice and every action matter in this fully simulated, evolving world."

Sounds amazing - but can Undead Labs pull it off? Check out the trailer below, screens are below right.



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