Undead Labs Confirms State of Decay 2 Will Not Feature Microtransactions

Devs Say State of Decay 2 Won’t Feature Any Microtransactions

Just a few days ago Undead Labs, the developers behind the State of Decay titles made the big reveal about the release date and price for State of Decay 2. But it seems they’re not done dropping some huge details about their upcoming title. In an official livestream earlier today the development team announced that there will be no microtransactions features in State of Decay 2 at all.

The official livestream saw Undead Labs answer some burning questions from the fans. With the mirotransaction debacle still very much alive and kicking, the developers stated there are no plans to add any kind of microtransactions to State of Decay 2 right now. With that said, as State of Decay is only priced at $30, they did acknowledge that there might be some traditional expansions down the road later on in addition to the already announced Independence and Daybreak DLC add-ons.

If you’re wondering what the timeline of the sequel looks like, it takes place 15 months after the first title. As a community-based survival-fantasy game during a zombie apocalypse, you will get to control a group of survivors, deciding which strategies and resources are best for the survival of your team. According  to Undead Labs the gameplay involved puts a heavy emphasis on your choices throughout the game. From choosing where to hunker down, how to build, design and strengthen your base to deciding which of the team will go out and face the zombies in a raid and who you will recruit to become a member of your crew, they all affect your game.

According to the developers loot will make more sense than it did in the first game. For example if you search an ambulance it should contain some medical supplies. In addition to this, loot containers will be generate for every player and though no one else can open it, the items from within can be shared. And if you think that the game won’t become more difficult as you move along, we’ve got news for you. According to Undead Labs the game’s difficulty won’t become harder if more player join the game for co-op though it will scale up as the NPC community becomes more experienced. You can check out the livestream below.

State of Decay 2 is set to release on May 22 for the Xbox One and Windows 10 PC. What do you think about these new details? Will you be picking State of Decay 2 up? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below and keep it locked for updates!


  • Emilio Aguinaldo

    *somewhere out there a capitalist EA sales manager shrugs without reason*