Rock, Paper, Shotgun (RPS) managed to track down an Undead Labs rep to learn a little more about the changes to State of Decay, formerly known as Class3. For starters, the multiplayer portion that was originally announced has been scrapped, so weÂll be dealing with a purely solo playing experience at launch, but there may be some alternatives post-launch the article notes.
ÂWe announced that we would not be able to launch State of Decay with co-op mode,Â said the rep. ÂSince [MMO follow-up] Class4 is the online world version of State of Decay, weÂll be developing the multiplayer goodness, and our hope is to bring some form of co-op mode to State of Decay after launch.Â
One thing of concern that the article does bring up is that Microsoft is the publisher for State of Decay, and this could possibly mean that the PC version of the game may be a Windows 8 exclusive title, something that Undead Labs could not confirm nor deny at the moment, but RPS notes that some other Microsoft published titles for the PC are already taking this approach.
Source: Rock, Paper, Shotgun