Popular Xbox 360 indie title State of Decay will be hitting Steam Early Access tomorrow, according to a new update on the official website
of developer Undead Labs. Those looking to grab the title early will find it priced at a reasonable $20 mark.
What you’ll see this Friday, if you choose to join forces with us to make the PC version kick ass, is a test version. It’s not ready to be reviewed. It will not be perfect. It may still have crashes. What it won’t have is a keyboard and mouse interface…not at first. Why not? Over the next however many weeks, we will be putting up versions of the keyboard interface and using your comments and feedback to make it awesome. Right this minute, the Early Access version requires an Xbox 360 controller (or a compatible 3rd-party controller, although we haven’t done much testing with those yet).
As with all Early Access titles on Steam, Undead Labs is urging "casual players, the easily frustrated, and the short of time" to not jump into this early offering, instead suggesting to "wait a few months and play the final version after we make it great." Sounds reasonable considering the initial release of the game on Steam will only support an Xbox 360 controller, with the developers looking to support the traditional keyboard/mouse setup later down the track before the official launch.
If you aren't quite sure what exactly State of Decay is, check out the gameplay trailer below for a brief overview of what you can expect.