State of Decay 2 crosses 2 million players since launch

A few weeks ago, State of Decay 2 launched to mixed reviews around the world. The game was praised for its deep mechanics, but the fact that it exhibited frame rate issues even on Xbox One X and suffered from numerous glitches was a cause for concern. Undead Labs released a patch a few days ago which fixed a lot of problems, but certain annoyances still remain. Surprisingly, this hasn't stopped the title from being enjoyed by countless gamers. This afternoon, Microsoft revealed that State of Decay 2 crossed two million players since its May 18, 2018 launch. This is a stunning achievement given how the title was initially portrayed.

Microsoft issued the following statement discussing the game's success and adoption among players.

It has been incredible to see fans around the world supporting State of Decay 2 and we are excited to share that we have reached more than two million players in less than two weeks since our global launch on May 22. On behalf of the team here and our incredibly talented partners at Undead Labs, we want to thank the millions of fans old and new who have helped build such a strong community of players united in the fight for survival... With so many players enjoying the game, we've seen some interesting trends and data since our previous milestone of one million players. So far, survivors have eliminated close to two billion zombies! We're also seeing lots of successful survivor stories. Last week, players tended to survive about three days on average, and as of note, we've seen players complete over 121,000 community stories and start brand new communities with a new map that includes extra bonuses to help kick-start their new survival challenge.

Note that the two million figure represents players who purchased the game and used Xbox Game Pass. Despite that, it's great to see State of Decay 2 do so well. The prequel — regardless of the fact that it suffered from numerous performance issues — garnered a significant following. It appears that the sequel is also popular even though it needs more polish. Hopefully Undead Labs will continue to optimize the experience in the months to come.

State of Decay 2 is a co-op multiplayer game which forces you to survive in the wake of a zombie apocalypse. Players have to work together, build bases, and form communities if they wish to survive in this hostile land. You can currently purchase the title at various retailers starting at $29.99, or play it for free if you're a $9.99 Xbox Game Pass subscriber.

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Asher Madan

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