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access_time June 17, 2013 at 5:21 PM in News by Charlie Grammer

State of Decay becomes the fastest selling original game on Xbox Arcade

State of Decay becomes fastest selling original game on Xbox Arcade.

State of Decay becomes fastest selling original game on Xbox Arcade.

According to the Xbox Wire earlier today, State of Decay has sold over half a million copies since its release on June 5, 2013. This achievement has officially made State of Decay the fastest selling original game on the Xbox Arcade to date.

But while this  may be an excuse for many developers to slack off, Undead Labs is taking no such road. Indeed, they released the first title update for the game on the weekend of June 15, 2013. In addition, according to the above report, Undead Labs is currently putting the finishing touches on the game’s second title update.

When asked if they were expecting State of Decay to do so well, Undead Labs replied, “We didn’t know what to expect. State of Decay breaks a lot of rules. Permadeath, switching characters, having to manage the “feelings” of your fellow survivors, offline progression — these are all things developers traditionally avoid, but we felt were essential to creating a true survival experience. We’re thrilled and humbled that gamers are embracing the game. Record breaking sales are great, but the thing we’re proudest of is that people who bought the game are having a great time playing it.”

Will the game continue to do so well? Or will the steam die out as quickly as the game initially sold?


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