Windows Central streams a wide variety of Xbox One and Windows games throughout the week on Twitch. Watching us play a game on Twitch lets you see a lot more you could from a trailer or video review. You can even enjoy some highly entertaining narration while chatting with your fellow readers. It's like a live interactive podcast centered around videogames!
Tonight at 8pm Central (9pm Eastern, 6pm Pacific, 2am GMT) we'll be streaming State of Decay: Year One Survival Edition. This is the new and improved version of the popular zombie survival game State of Decay that comes out on Xbox One and Steam next week. Want to see how it runs on current gen platforms before it launches? Of course you do!
Update: The stream has ended. Continue reading for the full replay video in YouTube format!
State of Decay: Year One Survival Edition
State of Decay was originally released as an XBLA game in June 2013, where it went on to become one of the best-selling XBLA games of all time. If you haven't played the game, prepare for a fairly realistic depiction of human life after a zombie apocalypse. We're talking about a third-person action game with RPG and strategy elements, a combination which makes for a deep and challenging experience.
Step outside into State of Decay's world and you'll find that hordes of zombies roam the streets. You'll have to evade and/or kill them as you work to gather supplies and rescue fellow survivors. These survivors will join your crew and either help you going out scavenging or stay at home and defend your base.
As the player, you'll have to carefully choose how much time you spend outside of the base and how much time you spend at home, fortifying against the countless zombies plaguing the area. Spend too much time away and your base not be strong enough to keep its inhabitants safe. But if you don't go out and look for supplies, you'll run short of food, medicine, ammo, and other materials necessary for survival.
The Xbox One version of State of Decay includes both of the 360 version's DLC packs, an improved frame rate, and enhanced draw distance. It comes out on Tuesday, April 28. See how smoothly it runs and how dangerous the zombie apocalypse gets during tonight's stream!
- State of Decay: Year One Survival Edition – Xbox One – ~5 GB – $29.99 – Xbox.com Link
- State of Decay: Year One Survival Edition – Windows – $29.99 – Steam Link
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Want to know what's next for Windows Central's Twitch programming? Here's this week's schedule. The stream always starts at the same time: 8pm Central (9pm Eastern, 6pm Pacific, 2am GMT).
- Thursday, April 23: Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Windows, and more)
- Saturday, April 25: How to Survive: Storm Warning Edition (Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Windows)
- Saturday, May 2: Divekick: Addition Edition (Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Steam) and Threes (Xbox One). Two games in one stream with twice the chances to win!
We hope you'll tune in as often as you can! Set a recurring alarm on your phone so you'll always know when it's time for the stream to start.