It has been a while since the announcement of State Of Decay 2 and Microsoft has not announced the release date for the game. However, it seems that State Of Decay 2 release date has been leaked by an online retailer and according to the listing the game might launch in early 2018.
The online retailer, Game, has listed the game and also revealed the State Of Decay 2 release date with the listing. According to the listing, the game will launch on January 17, 2018, for Xbox One. While, we can’t confirm if the release date is true but, the listing has since been taken down.
However, there is a possibility that it was a placeholder for the actual release date so take it as a grain of salt until Microsoft officially announced the State Of Decay 2 release date. Also, this release date contradicts with the devs announcement of the game’s release window which suggests that the game will launch in 2017.
Also, developer Undead Labs has confirmed that State Of Decay 2 will be significantly larger than the first game. According to Undead CEO Jeff Strain, the studio is well aware of the fan’s desire for a bigger and better world in the sequel and confirmed that the world is substantially large but did not share any specifics.
I know SoD fans are hungry for details on number and size of maps, regions, kilometers of playable area, etc, but we’re not quite ready for that. For now, suffice it to say that the playable area is substantially larger than State of Decay.
Also, Undead CEO added that devs want to game to be fun and the core gameplay is built around “teamwork and cooperation”. Also, players will not be forced to stick together, they can get in a car and go anywhere they like.
State Of Decay 2 is an open-world survival game in development at Undead Studios and will launch sometime in 2017 exclusively for PC and Xbox One.