BY Joey Parsons | Oct 05, 2014 02:13 PM EDT
State of Decay fans be happy because "it" is happening! The State of Decay MMO release date has been confirmed!
Undead Labs had planned for State of Decay to be a prelude to a zombie apocalypse MMO. The developer today announced it has hired Patrick Wyatt, a veteran of Blizzard, a co-founder of Guild Wars' "ArenaNet", and a founding member of Tera publisher En Masse. What he's working on, and what Undead Labs' recent multi-game deal with Microsoft and what games they will make is a secret, but he's hinting pretty hard that it's a State of Decay multiplayer mode or a full on State of Decay MMO.
"The studio is contractually obligated not to talk about (State of Decay MMO) ... anything interesting right now. So you'll just have to read between the lines instead," Wyatt said in blog post. He concluded his post by saying,
"I can't talk anything about what I'm working on here at Undead Labs ... yet. ... But ... I specialize in developing really big multiplayer games. So I guess maybe I'll be working on something like that, at least as soon as I get one of the cool lab coats everyone around here has."
Wyatt's lengthy career started at Blizzard back when it was Silicon & Synapse, working on The Lost Vikings and ultimately becoming vice president of research & development. As luck would have it, he met Undead Labs founder Jeff Strain there, and they co-founded "ArenaNet" together with Mike O'Brien.
"Today, I'm very happy to announce that Patrick has joined Undead Labs, and will be working shoulder-to-shoulder with Team Zed as we dive into the development of... well, what's next, and beyond," Jeff Strain said on the Undead Labs website.
The recent multi-year agreement with Microsoft Studios, signed after then, covers several titles, so only Undead Labs knows what hypothetical or teased game may be next.
Cyberland has reported though that gamecode for the State of Decay Lifeline DLC had traces of referring to "State of Decay MMO" which was not found on the original game which means that the code was recently added.
Cyberland also reported that the State of Decay MMO release date is tentatively set for October 2015.
Are the devs at Undead Labs testing the State of Decay MMO code already? What do you think? Are you hyped for the State of Decay MMO? Sound off in the comments below!
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