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State of Decay 2 appears on Steam, supports cross-play (update)

State of Decay 2
State of Decay 2 (Image credit: Xbox Game Studios)

What you need to know

  • State of Decay 2 is a popular survival game on Xbox One and Windows 10.
  • A listing for the game was spotted on Steam.
  • It's unclear when the game is going to be available on Steam.
  • You can play it through Xbox Game Pass (opens in new tab).

Updated November 22, 2019: Microsoft confirmed to us that State of Decay 2 is coming to Steam in early 2020 and will support cross-play with Xbox One and Windows 10.

State of Decay 2 is a third-person survival game that focuses on scavenging and building bases. It launched on Xbox One and Windows 10 many months ago, and has since received a lot of updates to make it even better. While many PC gamers use the Microsoft Store, many still prefer Steam.

Today, a listing for State of Decay 2 appeared on Steam which suggests that the title could be hitting the platform soon. The listing says that it's going to launch on Apr 1, 2022, but that's definitely a placeholder. Hopefully, Microsoft or Undead Labs will make an official announcement soon.

State of Decay 2 is part of Xbox Game Pass so you don't need to buy it on Steam to play it. Just subscribe to the service and you'll immediately gain access to over 200 games. If you get Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, you'll gain access to even more on PC.

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  • This game just kinda got super repetitive after that last big update that I uninstalled it. Had a blast with it until I did though.
  • Apr 1, 2022? Anyway, not really surprised. Almost all of these so-called XB exclusives end up on Steam. QB, SO, Recore, AOE DE... I guess at this stage if they say a game is exclusive to XB and Win10, it's probably coming to Steam or other platform. It's about trust and I don't think I can ever trust MS when they talk about exclusive. Cuphead a game that was suppose to be a lifetime console exclusive ended up on another console. I guess I'll just wait for Ori's sequel to end up on Steam before buying it...
  • you sound to bummed about this being more widely available like its a bad thing. Think of them more like times exclusives.
    SoD2 is still technically a MS ecosystem exclusive, if that makes you feel any better
  • For the record, he owns a PS4 vanilla and a not so beefy PC. PS4 is for multiplats and Sony exclusives and PC is for PC exclusives.
  • What BS!!! You don't know what I own or do. Stop lying.
  • @eddie
    No it doesn't make me feel better because I'm a gamer. I don't care about "Company exclusive". I don't have any interest on one company over another. What I'm pissed about why they just hide or often lie about these timed exclusives. Why hide it if it's not meant to mislead people? Maybe some people wouldn't have bought a XB1 if they new it was going on Switch. because someone told it was a lifetime console exclusive for XB1. It's not about games played by more people, it's just how often they mislead gamers.
  • Great game, have put more than 300 hours into since I bought it at launch. It's very addictive and it's my go to game when I can't decide what to play or a game lets me down. Glad others outside the xbox community will get to play and enjoy.