State of Decay 2 will not feature any microtransactions, developer Undead Labs has confirmed. It’s a bit of a sad state of affairs that this now qualifies as news but, well, welcome to 2018.
Undead Labs made the revelation during a new gameplay live stream, wherein it was confirmed that the dreaded microtransactions wouldn't be rearing their ugly heads in the co-op, open-world zombie survival game. This means absolutely no loot boxes, no cosmetics, and certainly no pay-to-win mechanics.
What isn’t ruled out though are traditional DLC expansions. Undead Labs have already announced the Independence and Daybreak DLC packs, both of which will release in the months after State of Decay 2s May 22nd launch. These will be one-off purchases that add significant chunks of playable content and are included in the State of Decay 2: Ultimate Edition, which will set you back $49.99 or the equivalent in your territory. The base game sans expansion will be a budget price of $29.99, which seems like a very fair deal.
Last week we also got our mitts on State of Decay 2’s system requirements which, just like the price, are very reasonable indeed. In a similar fashion to Sea of Thieves, Microsoft appears to be keen to get State of Decay 2 up and running on as wide a range of machines as possible. To that end, meeting the recommended specs for SoD2 will only require a GeForce GTX 960 or Radeon R9 380.
State of Decay 2 is coming to PC and Xbox One on May 22nd.