Undead Labs have explained how State Of Decay's upcoming Sandbox DLC pack will work. Players have to keep their survivors alive, fed and healthy... but somehow make an impossible choice of who to take with them to another town in a single RV.
As explained in a new developer blog post, the DLC forces players to gradually move towards increasingly more dangerous areas as supplies permanently dwindle, with the aim of repairing an RV and moving to a new town every time they run out of food or medicine. However, repairing the vehicle is a big ask in and of itself, and the decision of who to leave behind will force you to live with some serious guilt.
"As always, this is a game about making hard choices, and living with the consequences," Undead Labs' Geoffrey explains. "Survival means making sacrifices. If you do get out, it will be by the skin of your teeth.Survival means making sacrifices. Will you bring your best friend, or will the auto mechanic need his seat? Will you load your pack with ammunition, or with medicine? You can’t be sure what you’ll find in the new valley, and your entire community stash won’t fit in the RV.
"In the end, the question of what you’ll bring might matter less than whether you can reach the RV at all. It’s like the zombies know you’re leaving — as the RV’s engine revs to life, they step up their attacks, and turn your own backyard into hostile territory. If you do get out, it will be by the skin of your teeth."
"But hard choices have their rewards, too. In a later article, we’ll discuss the upside of playing the long game…the Achievements, the unlockables, and the struggle for Leaderboard dominance."
We'll find out more about the expansion soon. In other news, State Of Decay will release on PC before the year is out.