Undead Labs to make State of Decay 3 says Head of Microsoft Studios

In an interview with Eggplante on Tuesday afternoon, Matt Booty, Head of Microsoft Studios, discussed the way in which the company grows its catalog of games. He noted that the team at Undead Labs was brought in specifically to work on State of Decay 3.

“We have two million people playing so far playing State of Decay [2] since the launch; it’s really gone well for us. It’s difficult to make a great game like that, but they kept at it. They made State of Decay 1, it’s a great game … State of Decay 2 just launched, I love that they’re kind of iterating and building.” Booty remarked.

“When we first started working on State of Decay, we had a much bigger game, a much more persistent online game, and I know that Undead Labs will get there eventually, but by bringing them into the Microsoft family, I think we’re able to accelerate that and get us there sooner which is great.”

“In the case of Undead Labs, we absolutely want to go make State of Decay 3. That is a clear goal. That studio will have some other incubation, they’ll work on some things, but this is a State of Decay 3 team.”

Of course, it is extremely early on to think about such a game, as State of Decay 2 launched less than a month ago. But, similar to Phil Spencer making known that the company is working on new Xbox hardware, it is interesting to put out there that State of Decay 3 is definitely the next entry in the series, as opposed to the team working on another major project in the meantime.