It might have stumbled a little at its initial launch, but now that State of Decay is here, it’s not going away in a hurry. In fact, it’s bringing reinforcements: The game is hitting PC tomorrow, via Steam Early Access.
At the moment, it’s not-quite-finished, but if you buy it now, then when it is ready, you’ll get it straight away. It’ll set you back $20 (the same as the Xbox 360 price), and you can start playing right now.
The big difference: The control mechanic.
As Undead Labs explains:
What you’ll see this Friday, if you choose to join forces with us to make the PC version kick ass, is a test version. It’s not ready to be reviewed. It will not be perfect. It may still have crashes. What it won’t have is a keyboard and mouse interface… not at first. Why not? Over the next however many weeks, we will be putting up versions of the keyboard interface and using your comments and feedback to make it awesome. Right this minute, the Early Access version requires an Xbox 360 controller (or a compatible 3rd-party controller, although we haven’t done much testing with those yet).
So. Not to discriminate, but if you consider yourself a casual gamer, someone who is easily frustrated, someone who expects games to “just work”, or someone who is short on time, we’d advise you sit this one out for now.
The full version of the game will be out in a few short months, and when it arrives, you can reap the rewards of your beta-testing brothers and sisters, all without the commitment. If you really want to play, hop on the Xbox 360 version – it’s pretty sweet.