Oops: State of Decay 2 PAX East Stream Suggests Steam Release
State of Decay 2 is one of Microsoft’s big Xbox titles this year, and many players of the first game have waited anxiously to get their hands on it for console and PC. As with their other new Xbox Play Anywhere titles, the PC version will come to the Windows Store exclusively … or so we thought.
At PAX East 2017 during a live demo of the game from the show, a Steam login error appeared within State of Decay 2 on stream, heavily suggesting that the game is also bound for the Steam store. “Login Failed. Unable to connect with Steam. Make sure Steam is running, you are logged in, no other instances are running, then restart the game.”
Now, Microsoft is no stranger to relinquishing Windows 10 exclusivity for some of their games. Quantum Break and Halo Wars: Definitive Edition both hit Steam, but both titles had released elsewhere previously. Does this Steam error suggest State of Decay 2 will have a simultaneous release on Xbox One and PC through both the Windows Store and Steam? Perhaps, but this could also simply show that Undead Labs opted to bring the Steam dev build to PAX, ostensibly out of convenience — the actual Steam release could still be set to arrive after the game’s initial launch.
Undead Labs is usually very vocal on Twitter about rumors, yet they have not yet acknowledged this. On their site’s FAQ, an existing response in regards to a Steam release states that they’ll have more to share in the future. It’s unlikely they’d tease this if a Steam release was going to remain a secret. It’s just a matter of time until we hear about more, no doubt. State of Decay 2 will release on May 22.