State of Decay 2 May Be Coming to Steam, Not a Windows Store Exclusive

Written by Jon Sutton on Mon, Apr 16, 2018 12:43 PM
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The upcoming State of Decay 2 may not exclusive to the Windows Store if a recent PAX East demo is anything to go by.

At the moment, all of Microsoft’s first-party published games that come to PC as part of the Xbox Play Anywhere program are available exclusively to the Windows Store, bar a few rare examples of older games that released before the program was announced, such as Quantum Break and Halo Wars: Definitive Edition.

However, during the PAX East demo of State of Decay 2 that was live streamed, the demo version they were playing comes up with a specific Steam-related error.

When the player attempts to connect State of Decay 2 online an error message pops up saying “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.”

This clearly implies that Undead Labs’ co-op zombie survival game is attempting to authenticate with the Steam servers; a curious decision if State of Decay 2 is, in fact, exclusive to the Windows Store as we’d previously expected. This raises the possibility that State of Decay 2 is coming to both the Windows 10 Store and Steam.

Thanks to GD'er '30011887' as well, who spotted over on the official State of Decay 2 FAQ that it says:

What about Steam?

Stay tuned – we’ll have more to share in the future.

 

We’ll know for sure soon enough. State of Decay 2 is currently pegged to release on May 22nd for PC and Xbox One. Could this be Microsoft’s first flirtation with how successful its Xbox games could be outside of the Windows Store? Is this just an error on Undead Labs’ part, or do you think State of Decay 2 is going to come to Steam, if not now but eventually? Let us know your thoughts!

Source: ResetEra user 'Chairmanchuck'

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06:46 Apr-18-2018

Thank god

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13:07 Apr-17-2018

Good that store is cancer

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04:45 Apr-17-2018

Why people hate Windows Store? Don't get me wrong, I have most of my games from Steam and Uplay.. I'm just curious.

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10:00 Apr-17-2018

You have to be specific about WHAT are you looking for. Steam simplifies things by narrowing it with tags so...
Just an example. It's a joke really. Like getting things for smart phones from Google Play and even worse than that.
Now, this is the 1st game ever that i've pre-rdered and it's from W10 store. I'm not prone to it and hate pre-orders.
Speaking of W10 maybe people think if they get it from Steam then they won't need W10 to play it on. :D j/k
If they expand it to Steam, then it will bring more people to the game. It would be a good thing

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10:13 Apr-17-2018

I personally don't have a huge problem with it. It's worked fine for the games I've bought, but I'm not the sort who's obsessed with having their entire library on Steam; being beholden to a single place is antithetical to PC gaming. I have heard some people have had trouble downloading games through it, and it's certainly not great at presenting your games to you in a library, but it kind of does the important bit which is allow me to play the games.

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22:01 Apr-16-2018

Thank God, Dear Lord That Windows Store is crap... Steam rules!

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19:50 Apr-16-2018

The news ived been waiting for!

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18:31 Apr-16-2018

It's pretty obvious business-wise.That way they can maximize theri profits,because not many people want to buy a game on the windows store.

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15:17 Apr-16-2018

Maybe this is Microsoft's test bunny to see how well sales go to steam store compared to Windows store and to see the future of releasing games on the store.

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13:24 Apr-16-2018

I already had a hunch it would come to steam cause on there faq section its says -


What about Steam?
Stay tuned – we’ll have more to share in the future.

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13:32 Apr-16-2018

Yes, please come to Steam. I cannot wait for this game but will not buy it through the Windows 10 store. Yeah I noticed that too 30011887.

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13:59 Apr-16-2018

Yeah im never touching the store, so i will wait for the steam version :)

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16:42 Apr-16-2018

Huh, thanks for that, I'll add it to the article!

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Your welcome :)

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