Evil Avatar  




Go Back   Evil Avatar > Daily Gaming News > News Items

» Sponsored Links


» Recent Threads
Kotaku and Developer Zoe...
Last post by Saudade
Today 09:07 AM
453 Replies, 30,223 Views
Weekend Gamer: What are...
Last post by Rommel
Today 09:02 AM
4 Replies, 135 Views
Nintendo's New 3DS?
Last post by Rommel
Today 09:01 AM
6 Replies, 212 Views
CUB Trailer
Last post by Evil Avatar
Today 08:51 AM
0 Replies, 3 Views
Titanfall Update Six...
Last post by DeluxE
Today 07:50 AM
5 Replies, 710 Views
September Games with...
Last post by Grandpappy
Today 07:48 AM
9 Replies, 625 Views
The Pyramid Trailer
Last post by Pumped'Up
Today 07:15 AM
10 Replies, 1,694 Views
PlayStation Plus Free...
Last post by shadow763
Today 05:37 AM
16 Replies, 1,775 Views
» Promotion


Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 07-03-2013, 11:10 PM   #1
randir14
Subscriber
 
randir14's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 6,462
State of Decay Multiplayer DLC Cancelled


IGN reports that Undead Labs has decided to cancel their planned multiplayer DLC for State of Decay.

Quote:
Undead Labs' Jeff Strain has confirmed that co-op will not come to State of Decay. However, "I can say definitively that co-op multiplayer will be the absolute heart of any future State of Decay games."

He explains, " It's not simply a matter of adding the technology, but also redesigning core game systems to support multiple players, and then adding new content designed for people to play together. It's easy to imagine how all that would come together — as many have said, the game is practically begging for it — but retrofitting the game to add that experience would take the rest of this year, and well into the next. Worse, it would preclude our ability to offer any other kind of support for the game, including Title Updates and DLC."
Read more

Last edited by randir14; 07-04-2013 at 12:28 AM..
randir14 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2013, 11:49 PM   #2
Nachokoolaid
Soul Reaper
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 202
Boo! Way to let the fan base down. This is a game built for co-op. SHAME. I really think they saw how well they've done so far, and they realize that co-op is a huge endeavor, so they'll just put it in the next full release. Sort of shady, but disappointing more than anything.
Nachokoolaid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2013, 11:58 PM   #3
Strider
Evil Dead
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 484
Blog Entries: 1
I have no idea what/if they promised something here, but this is basically why I seldom buy in advance. Rather, wait for the game to be here, if it really is as good as I hope and having the features I want -> buy.
Strider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2013, 12:28 AM   #4
LoTECH
Evil Dead
 
LoTECH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Outside your bedroom window...
Posts: 2,194
Blog Entries: 1
They never promised it. Cross out "planned" in the headlines and put in "hoped for" multiplayer.

It was something they wanted to do, and something they had originally designed the game for. But at some point, they realized that they couldn't do it and release the game in a reasonable time-frame. So they axed it.
I'm not gonna pretend that I'm not disappointed, but I LOVE the game as it is.
Looking forward to the sequel.
__________________
LIVE/PSN:LoTECH
A hit with the ladies since the 1980's.
LoTECH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2013, 01:23 AM   #5
BeachGaara
Evil Dead
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 1,615
AKA: We realised we can make a buttload more money if we make State of Decay 2 and put the MP in that.
BeachGaara is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2013, 02:17 AM   #6
lockwoodx
Photobomber
 
lockwoodx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: on tap
Posts: 23,709
Blog Entries: 2
Studios canceling $DLC are no different than studios who don't deliver through kickstarter. Ostracise them.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by AspectVoid View Post
I had no idea he was posting awesome stuff that would get the ads cancelled.
Quote:
Originally Posted by AkumaATR View Post
Lock is untouchable though, he's too cool to be targeted, like ever. He's Detroit's Heisenberg!
lockwoodx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2013, 02:28 AM   #7
Mav
Moderator & Nerd For Life
 
Mav's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 1,537
Blog Entries: 48
Quote:
Originally Posted by BeachGaara View Post
AKA: We realised we can make a buttload more money if we make State of Decay 2 and put the MP in that.
If you enjoy co-op but it should have had some form of multiplayer pvp from the start. Personally I don't see a point to a zombie survival game unless you also have to defend yourself potentially against other human players and not just computer a.i.
__________________
EvAv iOS Game Reviews - My regular iOS game reviews
RedShirtArmy.com - Various Gaming Podcasts
Xfire mavgeek
Raptr mavgeek
Twitter @Maverickroll
Mav is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2013, 03:01 AM   #8
Evil Avatar
Citizen Game
 
Evil Avatar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Posts: 20,174
Blog Entries: 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mav View Post
If you enjoy co-op but it should have had some form of multiplayer pvp from the start. Personally I don't see a point to a zombie survival game unless you also have to defend yourself potentially against other human players and not just computer a.i.
No, just no. ie, The Last of Us.

Only a tiny percentage of players want to play against griefers. Most people want co-op gameplay in a game of this type. The last thing you want to do is scrounge up a bunch of supplies and have some random douchebag come along and kill you and take everything.
__________________
I'm bad, and that's good. I will never be good, and that's not bad. There's no one I'd rather be than me.
Evil Avatar is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2013, 03:06 AM   #9
Mav
Moderator & Nerd For Life
 
Mav's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 1,537
Blog Entries: 48
Quote:
Originally Posted by Evil Avatar View Post
No, just no. ie, The Last of Us.

Only a tiny percentage of players want to play against griefers. Most people want co-op gameplay in a game of this type. The last thing you want to do is scrounge up a bunch of supplies and have some random douchebag come along and kill you and take everything.
One could argue Last of Us was more of a cinematic movie game rather than a "game", i.e. Hard Rain. You can watch all the cinematic's back to back on youtube, it adds up to about 3 hours worth of footage and syncs nicely together like a movie. Plus there's just the one ending, you don't get any choice how it ends.
__________________
EvAv iOS Game Reviews - My regular iOS game reviews
RedShirtArmy.com - Various Gaming Podcasts
Xfire mavgeek
Raptr mavgeek
Twitter @Maverickroll
Mav is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2013, 03:15 AM   #10
BeachGaara
Evil Dead
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 1,615
Quote:
Originally Posted by Evil Avatar View Post
No, just no. ie, The Last of Us.

Only a tiny percentage of players want to play against griefers. Most people want co-op gameplay in a game of this type. The last thing you want to do is scrounge up a bunch of supplies and have some random douchebag come along and kill you and take everything.
Tell that to about 70% of the Dayz community.
BeachGaara is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2013, 03:45 AM   #11
ascl
Developer
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 780
Good, maybe they will hurry up with the PC version now!
ascl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2013, 05:48 AM   #12
steved
Soul Reaper
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 201
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mav View Post
One could argue Last of Us was more of a cinematic movie game rather than a "game", i.e. Hard Rain.
I played both and they're worlds apart.
steved is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2013, 06:03 AM   #13
MasterKwan
Evil Dead
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 1,737
I got my money's worth out of this game. I'll finish it if/when it ever comes to the PC. I play games to be the loner/vigilante type character so, I like playing alone.
MasterKwan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2013, 07:02 AM   #14
Nilych
Reaper
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 162
Here's hoping they hop-to on the PC version then.

The lack of multiplayer doesn't surprise me though - State of Decay was originally called Class 3 and was mostly just a way to fund Class 4, which was planned to be a MMO. Though as I understand it, that is currently on hold while they negotiate with Microsoft.
Nilych is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2013, 07:12 AM   #15
bean19
Butt Stallion
 
bean19's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 14,692
Quote:
Originally Posted by ascl View Post
Good, maybe they will hurry up with the PC version now!
This was my response.
bean19 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2013, 10:48 AM   #16
Thin_J
Evil Dead
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Union, Kentucky
Posts: 502
Multi was the only way they could have gotten me to buy this.
Thin_J is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2013, 11:21 AM   #17
Doctor Apocalypse
Dread Lord
 
Doctor Apocalypse's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Indiana
Posts: 120
Quote:
Originally Posted by ascl View Post
Good, maybe they will hurry up with the PC version now!
That's what I'm hoping for.
Doctor Apocalypse is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2013, 12:44 PM   #18
ElektroDragon
Panzermensch!
 
ElektroDragon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Seattle area
Posts: 7,897
Bottom line, developer can't code, which one look at the shitty graphics and performance of this game told me right away. They only got on XBLA because they're in Microsoft's backyard.
__________________
Every post I make here would get me banned on NeoGAF.
ElektroDragon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2013, 12:46 PM   #19
ElektroDragon
Panzermensch!
 
ElektroDragon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Seattle area
Posts: 7,897
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mav View Post
One could argue Last of Us was more of a cinematic movie game rather than a "game" .
If by "one" you mean "a fool", then yes.

Also, I even enjoy the Multiplayer in Last of Us. I just wish I didn't have to grind for the Trophies.
__________________
Every post I make here would get me banned on NeoGAF.
ElektroDragon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2013, 12:54 PM   #20
Nachokoolaid
Soul Reaper
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 202
Quote:
Originally Posted by BeachGaara View Post
AKA: We realised we can make a buttload more money if we make State of Decay 2 and put the MP in that.
Yeah, that's what I was trying to say, you just summed it up better.
Nachokoolaid is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
state of decay

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 09:14 AM.