The upcoming State of Decay 2 may not exclusive to the Windows Store if a recent PAX East demo is anything to go by.
That'll be a good decision because the windows store is rubbish
Curious but what is it about the store that is rubbish? i mean it's just a store front to purchase digital content so it can't be all that bad. Unless you mean its selection of content and then I would agree that Steam leads the way in terms of available content. I don't use a PC for gaming anymore but my son does.
Its not the store in itself, its that UWPs tend to take a hit in performance
I'm not a PC gamer but I totally can't wrap my head around the Steam Elitist attitude that most seem to have. Most of them seem perfectly willing to skip a game entirely just because they have to buy it someplace else. I just can't figure out why that is. Can somebody please explain this to me? I'm being totally serious. What is so bad about Windows Store or Origin or whatever that you refuse to buy a game from them?
Windows Store has improved alot lately. I think you should just stop hating it just because it is owned by MS.
Yeahh... I recent bought sea of thieves and it wudnt register my purchase.. When i go to the store it asks me to buy it instead of the play button
Yeah looking forward to this, it looks decent.. First new zombie game i am interested in since L4D, KF and gmod zombie survival. I love the multiplayer portion of these types of games as that's usually where the fun is, barring moron trolls of course.
I'll check it out for free on my PC using the 14 day trial of Game Pass. I held off using that pass on Sea of Thieves as SoD2 looked more interesting to me. We shall see...
State of Decay 2 domination across all the nations!
The STEAM version should be crossplay also.
Yeah if it goes to steam make it cross play as well. Also it's funny how many disliked you got. People really hate Microsoft smh. Let's see how many dislikes I get lol
Another Xbox exclusive bites the dust.
Its never been xbox exclusive lol
Window Store + Xbox = Microsoft Gaming Division = Xbox + Window Store (Xbox Exclusive) ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
2 platforms aka pc and xbox = multiplatform. just the same as if it was pc and ps4. may as well just call a game thats on all consoles and pc exclusive as well, why not obviously its what idios class as exclusive now a days due to MS
What OS are you using?? Windows right??? There you go still Microsoft platform exclusive.
I understand Windows is the more popular OS but there are people that have other OS and still run steam and even the windows store
But you need a microsoft platform to play. Whats changed?
PC isn't exclusively a MS platform. You can run different operating systems, and even run Steam on a Mac.
@cat He's saying you need WINDOWS OS to play the game.
@heelix: You don't, though - if it's coming to Steam, you can play it on a Mac, which doesn't operate on Windows. Hell, if Steam is available on Linux, and the game is coming to Steam, you could possibly play the game on PC without running Windows.
@cat It doesn't work like that :) Steam may be available on Mac and Linux but the games catalog on those versions of Steam are limited. Majority of games on PC don't have a Mac and Linux version. This is part of the reason why the SteamBox tanked. You can't evade Windows. Devs would need to write Linux and Mac versions for their games. Windows will always get priority due to market share.
@ziggurcat Maybe you should do abit of research. Even if it is coming to Steam that doesn’t mean it will run on Mac. Right now SoD 2 runs only on Windows.
Wow, Microsoft fans are claiming it's still a exclusive due to the game running on Windows OS 😂 I've heard it all.
Unreal Are you new to n4g? This madness already started a longer while ago.
@kun: No. If the game is coming to Steam, even if it's not on Mac or Linux, it's running on a different platform. Steam on a PC that's using Windows != MS platform. @heelix: "It doesn't work like that :)" Yes it does.
@cat No one is saying Steam is a MS platform. But you need Windows to play SOD2 regardless of what digital store you get it. As for exlusivity, it's not available on platforms competing with Xbox.
“No. If the game is coming to Steam, even if it's not on Mac or Linux, it's running on a different platform. Steam on a PC that's using Windows != MS platform.” But SoD only runs on Windows. So no matter which storefront you buy it on, you still need Windows to play it on. That is like saying God of War is not exclusive to Playstation, since you can buy the game in other shops as well. That makes no sense at all.
Why so many disagrees? Mac and Linux? Yall are reaching hard LOL
Its coming to PS4 or Switch?
It doesn't matter. You don't need an Xbox to play it.
It does matter if Xbox is the only console its on because everybody with a PS4 or Switch does not also own a gaming PC. If PS4 / Switch played PC games then it would not matter but thats not the case. If it did not matter nobody would have cared that PUBG launched only on Xbox One. LOL
I suppose SOD fans are going to enjoy this less knowing more people have access. Sad times.
Who said that?
Why? The more people the merrier.
*facepalm* do I have to include a sarcasm tag?
It's still an XBO gaming console exclusive.It can't be played on a PS4 or a Switch gaming console.
So it's a "not available on PS4 or Switch but also available on pc exclusive"
It's not exclusive to the XBO console, it can be played on PC.
That maybe so but now it means even more people can play it which is a good thing is it not ?
Bites the dust of god of war release.... Just kidding because im looking forward to this one as well
A game you can play on multiple platforms = A multi platform game. *I didn't use Microsoft math. I used a dictionary.
Hope it's on Steam at launch, would definitely be much preferable.
MS should put there IPs on steam. Since Steam is the biggest distributor of PC, MS should use the platform for distribution. However, I doubt steam users will get any cross-buy support, hopeful they do get cross-play. Release of Halo, Perfect Dark, Mechassult, Crimson Skies and many other MS ips would probably sell quite well on steam IMO.
Don’t force PC users to deal with Windows Store if you want success Let’s not forget how Cuphead sold more on Steam than Windows Store
Good. The less games that are exclusive to Windows Store the better.
What difference does it make, I have Games Pass and ALL Microsoft 1st Party games are released on games pass same day as retailers. Zero reason to buy it. Just like Sea of Thieves. Also I have Xbox One X, which can handle more than the OG or S.
Those exclusives Doe!
I'm thinking this will release to steam and Windows store. The question is if they can get cross functionality working across not just windows but Steam and Xbox users so all can play together
Hope so. Cross play between Steam, Xbox and Windows store would be great!
I think they did this with KI already if I'm not mistaken.
Makes sense. I don't know all that much about digital storefronts for PC, but I get the sense that Steam has by far the largest userbase.
Yep essentially all hardcore and casual pc gamers will have a steam account. Noting is wrong the windows 10 store it's the uwp platform that is the issue. Even though I have the Xbox game pass I much rather play this via steam.
I might pick it up in that case.
Only xb fans want this 30$ garbage
Nice , but i will still get it from the windows store becuase I already have xbox game pass so I won't really pay anything for it. Good times.
Smart move from microsoft to get even more sale especially that the game is already on game pass so many people may not actually buy it.
Thank God! Windows store sucksss!
Good decision but the only "true exclusive" now is Crackdown 3 so the decisions cancel each other out.
Crackdown 3 is coming to PC so not exclusive at all.
This Rumor is false. Just because they wouldn’t release a exclusive and not have it on Windows. They have cross play and play anywhere.
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