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‘State of Decay’ heads to Xbox One with new features, content

Zombie fans were pleasantly surprised when Undead Labs’ Xbox Live Arcade title, State of Decay, first released on the Xbox 360 in 2013. Hoping to continue the game’s success, the developer announced on Aug. 29 that a remastered version of the zombie survival title is now in the works for the Xbox One and is expected to release in 2015.

State of Decay
Photo courtesy of Undead Labs, used with permission

When the updated Xbox One edition of State of Decay launches next year, subtitled the Year One Survival Edition, owners of Microsoft’s new-gen console will be able to experience the zombie outbreak in full 1080p. The remake will also introduce several other graphical updates including improved textures, better effects, smoother animations, and an all-new user interface.

Both of the game’s add-ons will also come bundled within State of Decay: Year One Survival Edition. Furthermore, many advanced features that were originally only found inside the DLC packs will now be coded into the base game.

The Xbox One port will also add additional content that wasn’t included in the Xbox 360 version of the game. Undead Labs tells gamers that they shouldn’t expect the new additions to be as plentiful as what would be included in a DLC add-on, but the remastered version will come with new vehicles, weapons, and heroes.

Undead Labs’ State of Decay: Year One Survival Edition will launch exclusively on the Xbox One in 2015. There are currently no details on the possibility of transferring Xbox 360 save files. Moreover, there’s no word on whether or not Xbox 360 owners will be able to upgrade their copy to the Xbox One or receive a discount when buying the upcoming port.