Open-world zombie survival fantasy State of Decay 2 finally has a release date and a surprisingly low price. Microsoft announced that you can play this Xbox One and Windows 10 PC exclusive from May 22. State of Decay 2 price is $30 (around Rs. 1,945) internationally with a State of Decay 2 Ultimate Edition at $50 (approximately Rs. 3,241). The State of Decay 2 India price is Rs. 1,999 with the Ultimate Edition costing Rs. 3,324. The contents of the State of Decay 2 Ultimate Edition are as below.
State of Decay 2 Ultimate Edition features
- Early Access - play State of Decay 2 four days early before the game’s standard release date
- State of Decay: Year One Survival Edition (Console version)
- Independence Pack (DLC, release date to be announced)
- Daybreak Pack (DLC, release date to be announced)
As for the unexpectedly lower price, Microsoft’s General Manager of Games Marketing Aaron Greenberg claimed this has to do with building a community around the game.
“Our goal is to build a long-term relationship with the State of Decay community and to foster deeper experiences with the franchise. We believe State of Decay 2 accomplishes this goal by immersing fans in the ultimate zombie survival fantasy, and we want to give more players the opportunity to join in and experience this unique game,” said Greenberg in a prepared statement. “Whether you play as an Xbox Game Pass member, purchase the Standard Edition for $29.99, or the Ultimate Edition for $49.99 to get early access and additional content, you get a great game and a larger community to play State of Decay 2 with.”
It’s pretty obvious that this leans in quite well to one of the Xbox team’s key metrics for success — the amount of time spent on Xbox One and Xbox Live playing games. But with Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze and Dark Souls Remastered for the Nintendo Switch as well as PS4-exclusive Detroit: Become Human out in the same month, it’ll be interesting to see how gamers take to this approach.