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State of Decay PC port coming to Steam Early Access this year, minus frame rate chugginess

State of Decay Undead Labs

I know, I know, we have open world zombie games already. Several, in fact. But console types say that this one is everything Dead Island wasn’t and everything Project Zomboid might be. That it can do handstands and saves cats from trees. I forget the details, but something about it is magic, they say, and we should consequently be very pleased to see an enhanced version reach our shores before the end of the year.

The State of Decay PC port will boast new and higher resolutions, an improved frame rate, and will be altogether better-looking, like you in the downstairs bathroom with the favourable lighting.

“A high end PC can do all those things, so we’re modifying the game to support those things,” write developers Undead Labs. “The PC version will not have different content or features, however.”

More in what State of Decay’s PC version won’t have: modding tools. While the team have “no objections” to modders and look forward to seeing what they might come up with, they sadly don’t have the time to develop and test tools to a reasonable standard.

The game will appear first on the increasingly popular Steam Early Access program. Oddly, the initial release will be controllable exclusively via gamepad – keyboard and mouse support will come in the ensuing weeks and months before full release.

Undead Labs would only confirm a release window of 2013, the year we currently inhabit, but promised to be “more specific as soon as we can”.

Have you had a chance to play about with this on Xbox, where it’s become the fastest selling XBLA game since records began? Whassit like?

Thanks, CVG.