New State of Decay 2 Screenshots Showcase Refined Graphics Since Last Outing

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Feb 21

While Microsoft’s focus is currently on Rare’s Sea of Thieves, due to launch on March 20th, there are other exclusive titles due to be released in the next few months.

One of those is State of Decay 2, the sequel to Undead Labs’ zombie action survival game. Scheduled to hit Windows 10 PC and Xbox One at some point during Spring, the game already received an official ESRB rating (Mature).

Fans have been waiting for an info blowout and the developers seem just about to open the floodgates. In fact, they’ve recently released two new screenshots of State of Decay 2 which showcase improved visuals when compared to the last time we got to see new assets at Gamescom 2017.  Check them out below, alongside their own captions shared by Undead Labs.

Smashing through windows is a pretty core feature in SOD, and this window is just begging to be shattered. But beware, there’s no telling how many zeds will be attracted to the sound. – Matt Heiniger, technical artist

A peaceful scene in any other world – the serenity of snow-capped mountains above the meadows, and the hush of a sacred site. But even here monsters lurk, and the living fight the unrestful dead for survival. It’s beautiful, but we can never let down our guard.

State of Decay 2 will be powered by Unreal Engine 4, unlike the previous installment which ran on CryEngine 3 technology. It will introduce drop-in, drop-out cooperative features so that up to four players can enjoy surviving the zombie apocalypse together, even if they don’t play on the same platform thanks to cross-play.