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State of Decay 2 going to Steam next year

Joins Halo and Gears 5 on a competing storefront

Shambling zombies with glowing green eyes at sundown Undead Labs/Microsoft Game Studios
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State of Decay 2 will be available on Steam sometime next year, joining Gears 5 and Halo: The Master Chief Collection as Microsoft Game Studios titles moving over to Valve’s marketplace.

The game’s Steam page gives an early 2020 release date. Undead Labs said yesterday that the Steam version will support cross-platform play with Xbox Live, same as the version available on the Microsoft Store for Windows 10.

The first State of Decay launched in 2013 as an Xbox/Windows exclusive, but was (and still is) sold on Steam. Microsoft acquired Undead Labs last year, shortly after State of Decay 2 launched in May 2018.

In May, Xbox chief Phil Spencer said Microsoft had plans to expand its offerings on competing digital storefronts, following the announcement in March that Halo: The Master Chief Collection would launch on Steam as well as the Microsoft Store. Gears 5 launched on both storefronts at the beginning of September.

Undead Labs said it would give out more details in a livestream on Monday at 6 p.m. EST.

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