State of Decay has been a surprise hit for indie start-up Undead Labs, having recently been declared the fastest-selling original game on Xbox Live Arcade. It only makes sense that the team is considering its sequel options, and studio founder Jeff Strain revealed potential next-gen plans.
"If we do a full sequel to the game, it wouldn't be on currently existing hardware," Strain told Polygon. "We don't know what the future of State of Decay is right now, the IP, the franchise... Clearly if there's a full sequel, it would be on Xbox One. But I can't comment beyond that."
In the nearer future, Undead is planning a "pure survival" sandbox mode. It will feature new measurements of player progress between elements like character survival rate and community health. Strain compared it to SimCity. It will be coming as DLC, but Microsoft will decide whether or not the content will be free.