About a couple of weeks ago, Microsoft Studios and Undead Labs gave State of Decay 2 fans something to look forward to by offering the official release date for the forthcoming survival title on both Windows PC and Xbox One. Now, in a further bid to give fans a better idea of what kind of content they should expect at launch, the companies have put out a fresh video that details how the new Survivors System will operate in the game.
As seen below in the video courtesy of IGN, State of Decay 2 fans can get a gander at how the development team populates the game’s world with various survivors, and how the studio gives each their own backstories, characteristics, traits, skills, and comprehensive personalities. As evidenced in the clip, the noteworthy features about a potential survivor will actually affect how they perform in the field, as well as how they have a bearing on the relationships within a player’s community in the game.
One example as to how State of Decay 2‘s Survivors System will mold the gameplay around a particular character is in the specific story attributes ascribed to them. For instance, a hypothetical figure could not only be handy with a rifle due to a proclivity for collecting firearms pre-apocalypse, but also might know their way around car detailing as a result of owning a mechanic shop prior to the zombie fallout. As far as another potential figure’s relationship with the in-game community is concerned, they could be at odds with other survivors and somewhat of a burden due to having a violent temper and even a drinking problem.
All things considered, the new Survivors System in State of Decay 2 looks like a great way to justify how different characters receive certain qualities and abilities, as it seems set to incorporate an added level of realism to the figures that players will fight as and alongside. Of course, State of Decay 2 will also allow players to jump into action with their own buddies as well, as Microsoft Studios and Undead Labs previously showed off 25 minutes of co-op gameplay not too long ago.
State of Decay 2 is scheduled to release on May 22, 2018, for Xbox One and Windows PC.