Microsoft and Undead Labs’ Xbox exclusive State of Decay 2 has been confirmed for release on PC, however, it may not be a traditional exclusive after all.
A sequel to the 2013 survival horror, State of Decay 2 already promises to be one of Microsoft’s biggest titles this year, as well as one of their only major exclusive. Confirmed for release on the Microsoft Store, new reports have suggested that the game may also have a place on Steam, tying into the original Xbox 360 and Steam’s own Early Access.
These rumours started due to an error message that came up during a developer’s livestream at PAX East, which said to ensure that Stream was running. While the video has already been removed, the error message has been circulated online, sparking rumours of a potential Steam launch.
State of Decay 2 is listed as one of Microsoft’s Xbox One Play Anywhere titles, so fans already knew that it would be coming to PC, as the whole idea of Play Anywhere is that players can switch between console and PC without having to start again. Though it may appear to be a strange move for Xbox to give away one of their exclusive titles, putting the title on Stream would make it easier to sell a lot more PC copies, thus making up for Rare’s issues with Microsoft’s most recent exclusive – Sea of Thieves.
It won’t be long until fans can see where State of Decay 2 will be available, as the game will be released on Xbox One and Windows 10 on May 22nd.