*Updated* Undead Labs launched their zombie game State of Decay on Xbox LIVE Arcade earlier this week and it has received a great response so far. As is the case with any game launch, a number of issues have been found and a patch is on the way.
*Update 6/14: Undead Labs confirmed that the new patch passed the Microsoft certification process and should be live for many players. In order to receive the patch download prompt, all you should need to do is be online and start playing the game. If you can’t see it yet, check again over the next 24 hours. We’ll have an update to this story with additional details tomorrow afternoon.*
“Hola fellow survivors. Just wanted you to know we submitted Title Update 1 to certification this afternoon. Title Updates have to go through a “mini certification” process, so it will be a bit before these roll out, but we wanted to let you know what was coming. We expect the update to be available next week. We’ll keep you posted as we have more specific information.
Here is what we’ve fixed:
NEW: Playable characters can no longer be killed by the simulation
Workshop now repairs weapons and vehicles at game dawn rather than the next real-world day.
Reduced cooldown times of commands in the Radio Menu, notably Words of Encouragement, Words of Inspiration, and Medical Advice.
NPCs no longer get stuck behind the counter or on the stairs at the gun shop in Spencer’s Mill.
The “Too many infestations!” event will now only occur when there are too many infestations within 500m of your Home, rather than anywhere in the world.
UPDATED: The “Too many infestations” to-do item is now cleared when there is only one remaining infestation within 500m of your Home, rather than anywhere in the world.
You must now be close to the ranger station for the Memento mission scene to play. Previously you would be teleported to the station if you left before the end of the mission.
Community members will properly interact with Facilities in your home. Previously they would stop after a period of time.
Feral zombie now properly dodges vehicles approaching at an angle.
NPCs will now reliably reach warehouse between Mt. Tanner and Spencer’s Mill when called to gather supplies.
You can now punch out through the windshield of a vehicle if both doors are blocked.
Zombies and NPCs no longer get stuck behind the grocery store in Marshall.
NPCs now properly move to the proper location during cinematic scenes.
Zombies no longer fall through floor in the Marshall courthouse.
Zombies can no longer get under porch or floor at the Wilkerson’s farmhouse.
“The end is here. Life as you know it has gone to hell after the mother of all zombie outbreaks. Now you and the few scattered survivors must band together to survive and rebuild in a 3rd-person action game set in a dynamic open world. You choose where to make your stand, designing and fortifying your home base, performing daring raids for food and ammunition, and rescuing other playable survivors with unique talents. The open, sandbox world develops in real-time, dynamically generating content based on your choices and the ever-increasing zombie threat.”