As the close out Microsoft first week of the zombie apocalypse, they wanted to welcome and say thank you to the over one million fans playing State of Decay 2, helping break the million player mark, and answering the question: how will you survive?
Since Early Access for the Ultimate Edition on May 18; and the global release of the Standard Edition on May 22. Microsoft have had over a million survivors across the globe playing and creating their own zombie survival story. Throughout launch, there have been over six million combined hours of State of Decay 2 gameplay; and they’ve watched nearly 3.5M hours of gameplay across Mixer, Twitch and YouTube Gaming from over 41,000 unique broadcasts.
Watching players create new communities, forge friendships and test survival skills contributed to making State of Decay 2 one of the top-watched titles this week. Across player communities, they’ve seen:
- survivors kill over 675 million zombies
- throw over 6 million firecrackers and fireworks (survivors still find ways to celebrate)
- eat over 6 million bags of snacks
- read over 2 million textbooks, and
- typically survive for about three days (with some players surviving for over an in-game month. A lofty goal to aim for your session this weekend).
After this exciting debut, Microsoft look forward to seeing the community continue to grow thanks to fans and Xbox Game Pass members sharing their stories and showing off their ultimate survival plan.
If you haven’t joined the community just yet, you can start playing with your Xbox Game Pass membership or purchase the Standard Edition for AU$49.45 and the Ultimate Edition for AU$69.95. As an Xbox Play Anywhere game, one digital purchase gets you both the Xbox One and the Windows 10 version of the game.
Putting this giant open-world zombie survival sim in the hands of fans has exposed some bugs and issues. They’ve addressed and will continue to address them as they hear more from players. The team at Microsoft Studios and Undead Labs continue to work on updating the game; to address these issues as their number one priority. If you are having any problems with the game, please check out Microsoft support page here.