- Apr 29, 2018
I am bullish on SoD3 as well. the first was a cult classic, and the second has over 5 million players (even WITH the jank it absolutely has). State of Decay 3 is going to be a big game, both in terms of size and scope, and in terms of critical and commercial reception.SoD2 won May NPD which itself is a feat and now has 5+ Millon players within 18 months without even being on Steam and they are addressing every single wish of the community with DLCs and Content updates ( Outfit Customization was a big one).
SoD's gameplay & core mechanics have been rock solid which can't be said for many IPs. They are hiring World Class Animators to address one of its biggest issues, jankiness will hopefully be a thing of the past now that they are first party, they have Rare/The Coalition who are masters of the Unreal Engine, so graphically they will be way better than 2 with all that internal expertise.
Only thing in question is how big SoD3 will be? Matt Booty, speaking to Windows Central said they are really going big with a persistent Online Experience which they tried to do with SoD2.
I think SoD3 with Steam & Gamepass will become a 10+ Million Player IP within 18 months.