Undead Labs described State of Decay’s pre-certification process to fans anticipating the zombie game currently in development for Xbox Live. Weathers explained that the developer is currently working with two different groups at Microsoft. The first is the “State of Decay” publisher, Microsoft Studios, who is currently quality testing the upcoming zombie title. The second is called the Xbox Platform group. This party’s soul interest is to ask, "Does this game meet the technical requirements? Is every inch functional and stable or will it set a customer's Xbox on fire?” This team, the Xbox Platform group, is who decides what content is acceptable to go on Xbox Live. They are who run the certification process.