State of Decay 3 is back, but we've still not seen gameplay

State of Decay 3 is back, but we've still not seen gameplay
Images via Undead Labs

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Lloyd Coombes

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9th Jun 2024 18:20

You can't keep a good Zombie down, and it appears reports of State of Decay 3's demise were off the mark with the third instalment from Undead Labs getting a showing at the Xbox Game Showcase.

The third-person survival title is coming to Xbox and PC, and the latest showcase gave us a better idea of what to expect after years of radio silence.

State of Decay 3 is alive

As per a blog post on the Xbox Wire, "Undead Labs has been collaborating with Obsidian Entertainment on the shared world feature, enabling more flexible online co-op."

While the blog post says the tone-piece trailer is "a true reflection" of what we'll play, we're still yet to see gameplay.

State of Decay 2 launched back in 2018 but despite some promising underlying systems it struggled to break free from a rough launch that was packed with glitches. Microsoft clearly saw something worth sticking with, however, as it acquired Undead Labs in the same year.

State of Decay 2: Juggernaut Edition arrived two years later with a host of fixes, improved graphics and lighting, and a new map. The third game was revealed in 2020, but a Kotaku report revealed a host of problems within the studio which led to a toxic work environment. Following that report, it was reported that the game's development had improved.

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Lloyd Coombes
Lloyd is GGRecon's Editor-in-Chief, having previously worked at Dexerto and Gfinity, and occasionally appears in The Daily Star newspaper. A big fan of loot-based games including Destiny 2 and Diablo 4, when he's not working you'll find him at the gym or trying to play Magic The Gathering.
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