Following the success of last year’s State of Decay and its successful sales on the Xbox Live Arcade and Steam, things have been going uphill for the team behind the game: Undead Labs.
The title sold 500,000 copies on the Xbox Live Arcade, and extended its sales to 1 million when it released on Steam. In addition to this success, a DLC has also been available, called “Breakdown.”
The good days for Undead Labs seem to be lasting even till now, as company founder Jeff Strain made an announcement for the studio, giving confirmation that they had signed an extended developer agreement with publisher Microsoft.
There weren’t many details as to what fruits the agreement would bare, but he did have this to say to the State of Decay fans:
Hola fellow survivors,
I wanted to let you know we’ve signed a multi-year, multi-title agreement to extend our development relationship with Microsoft Studios. We’ll be able to share details later this year, but as with State of Decay, we think it’s best if we just keep our heads down and build some prototypes before we talk too much. For now, suffice it to say there are big things going on with State of Decay.
If this were a press release, we’d have carefully vetted quote from Phil Spencer, head of Microsoft Studios, expressing Microsoft’s excitement as well. But pictures speak louder than words, and we think Phil spoke pretty loudly during the keynote at E3 last year”
“…thanks to all of you for your ongoing support, encouragement, and enthusiasm for State of Decay. We know how far we’d have gotten if it hadn’t been for your spreading the word, and it definitely wouldn’t be here. You made this happen.
It’s been a long haul from the original vision to this point, and the road ahead of us will take years to travel. We hope you’re up for the trip, because we can’t do it without you.
You’re welcome Jeff, you’re welcome. The vagueness of the statement is easily overshadowed by his expressive gratitude, but we do believe that the agreement would contain something or the other regarding a follow-up to State of Decay.
The confirmation of this news can only be best given by time itself, so we’ll all have to play the waiting game.
Source: Undead Labs