It was only very recently that the latest zombie survival sandbox game, State of Decay, was only being enjoyed by Xbox 360 owners, but now developer Undead Labs has unleashed the creepy horror on PC gamers, too, with the launch of the title via Steam Early Access.
Steam Early Access is a method through which developers can release unfinished versions of their games that still contain known bugs and in most cases don’t even include promised features… yet. These developers are still able to ask full price for their games, however, with the goal of eventually finishing and polishing up their product. That’s the hope, at least.
Undead Labs has continued to fix and refine State of Decay on Xbox 360, and the just-released Early Access version of the game is a snapshot of what the developer intends to deliver later in 2013, without keyboard and mouse support so far – a controller is only supported at the moment. The team says of the PC game:
“It will not be perfect. It may still have crashes. It won’t have a keyboard and mouse interface… not at first. Over the next however-many-weeks, we will be putting up versions of the PC interface and using your comments and feedback to make it awesome.
“This process is not for everyone,” Undead Labs continues. “Casual players, the easily frustrated, and the short-of-time should NOT get this Early Access version. Hey, some of us are all three of those things. It’s not a criticism. It’s just that we want everyone to have the experience that best suits their needs.”
You’ll be pleased to know, however, that Undead Labs has already begun making refinements to this version of the game with the following fixes:
- fixed missing dialog
- fixed leaderboard crashes
- reduced motion blur
- fixed waypoint arrows
- fixed map labels clipping
- fixed French localization
If you’re willing to go on this journey with Undead Labs, then you can purchase and download the Steam Early Access version of State of Decay for PC over here. If, however, you don’t know what any of this is all about, be sure to read El33tonline’s State of Decay review to find out most everything you need to know.