State of Decay Sells 500K Units, “Pure Survival” Sandbox Mode Coming Soon
Jeff Strain talks about the success of the open world zombie survival horror.
Speaking to the Xbox blog, Undead Labs founder Jeff Strain recently revealed that the open world XBLA zombie survival game State of Decay managed to sell 500,000 units since release. The game initially got attention for selling 250,000 units in just two days.
“State Of Decay breaks a lot of rules. Permadeath, switching characters, having to manage the ‘feelings’ of your fellow survivors, offline progression – these are all things developers traditionally avoid, but we felt were essential to creating a true survival experience.”
“Record breaking sales are great, but the thing we’re proudest of is that people who bought the game are having a great time playing it. That’s why we do what we do, and what keeps us going back in to do it again.”
Strain also revealed that the XBLA version will have some new content additions in the coming months. “I can tell you we’re working on a sandbox mode designed to be a pure survival simulation.”
Currently, Undead Labs is working on the PC version for State of Decay along with a follow-up set in the same universe titled “Class4”. The latter is still pending approval from Microsoft however.