State of Decay Sells 2 Million Copies, Ready for Xbox One


[dropcap size=small]W[/dropcap]ith over two million copies sold since its release in June 2013, State of Decay has made quite the name for its developer, Undead Labs. The game found success on both Xbox 360 and PC, and now State of Decay: Year One Survival Edition for Xbox One is set for launch early next year.

Microsoft and Undead Labs announced in January a multi-year, multi-title agreement, and the Xbox One release will be the first game as part of the deal. The title will include the original version of SoD with 1080p graphics as well as the previous DLC releases, Lifeline and Breakdown.

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GameSpot is reporting that the sales numbers are made up of game downloads purchased through Xbox Live Arcade and Microsoft’s Steam, but do not include its downloadable content. Marketing for the open-world zombie survival game was not a major focus, so the company attributed the game’s popularity and strong sales to its rabid fan base’s word of mouth.

The developer was very gracious upon hitting the two million mark:

“There just aren’t the right words to tell you how much this means to us. No marketing, no advertising, just you playing and streaming and spreading the word. You made this happen, and if we could individually thank each person who hit that download button, we would. Your enthusiasm and support have been everything. Thank you.”

As long as there are zombies left in this world to be killed, there will be gamers up to the challenge. The State of Decay series looks to have a bright (and bloody) future.

State of Decay is currently available for Xbox 360 through Xbox Live Arcade and on PC via Steam. State of Decay: Year One Survival Edition lands on Xbox One in early 2015.

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