State of Decay developer Undead Labs signs multi-year deal with Microsoft

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State of Decay developer Undead Labs has signed a deal to produced multiple games for the publisher over the next few years. It’s not clear yet whether this exclusivity extends to the PC but with the recent treatment of Titanfall it it likely we’ll be seeing more State of Decay on our fair platform.

“I wanted to let you know we’ve signed a multi-year, multi-title agreement to extend our development relationship with Microsoft Studios,” wrote Jeff Strain, one of the founders of Undead Labs. “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.”

Besides future expansions to State of Decay, Undead Labds are working on a game called Class4. We know little about it except that it will be a “shared virtual world”. Why They’re not just calling it an MMO suggests it might be more along the lines of The Division, where small groups of players join up from a much larger pool of players.

State of Decay didn’t receive as much love as it might have done when it first released. It took a month for the game to receive keyboard and mouse support despite having a five month gap between the Xbox and PC release.

Here’s what it looks like in action:

Cheers, Polygon.