Yeah. Apparently it's online co op at least.
"The #1 request our fans had from State of Decay was, 'Give me co-op multiplayer,'" Strain said. "[So we said,] 'Let's give our fans exactly what they want.' So we took a couple of steps back and changed direction and that's what State of Decay 2 is."
When development first began on the sequel, however, the game apparently did resemble its "Class4"-codename roots; Undead Labs did start down the MMO road. "It was a server-hosted, online world," Strain said, "with the business models that go along with that: subscriptions [or] free-to-play."
He elaborated on the nature of the co-op play: "This is not a session-based experience. It's drop-in/drop-out. They key thing that I want everybody to know is, it doesn't require you to be online. We've designed it very much with the intention of it being the easiest, most convenient type of multiplayer you can imagine."
day one for me. Bought the 360 version and the X1 version and played the s*** out of them both. The game is easily one of the best zombie survival games ever made. The mechanics just make it so engaging.
I really wish this had the polish/presentation/animation of that Days Gone demo. Would have taken it to another level.
This is MS's issue, imo. Great gameplay with passable but underwhelming visuals/atmosphere. Sony has the visuals/presentation nailed, but the pure gameplay (while quite adequate) is behind the MS staples.Yeah I really believe this has the potential to be a cornerstone franchise and would like to see MS work with this studio to keep enhancing the visual quality of the game.
Without substance, beauty is the arbiter of nothingness. I'd rather be full than hungry.This is MS's issue, imo. Great gameplay with passable but underwhelming visuals/atmosphere. Sony has the visuals/presentation nailed, but the pure gameplay (while quite adequate) is behind the MS staples.
Sony just has the edge on presentation, and that has nothing to do with tech, even. That said, I think it's underestimated how much impact presentation has.