State of Decay 2 Collector’s Edition comes with a myriad of additional extras themed around the State of Decay universe, but anyone buying it will need to find a copy of the game elsewhere. The game is available to pre-order in retail and digital stores for around £30, inexpensive for an exclusive console and PC release, but when combined with the £70 the Collector’s Edition costs consumers are looking at spending at least £100.
The Collector’s Edition of State of Decay 2 comes with an exclusive steelbook case, a zombie mask, a thumb drive USB stick which has been made to look like a severed thumb, a State of Decay patch, and a human brain steelbook case holder. While the cost is £70, anyone who actually wants to play the game will need to fork out for it twice.
There are other options for those who want to purchase the game with a little something extra. State of Decay 2 Ultimate Edition comes with access to the two planned DLC, Independence and Daybreak, which will be supplied when released. Anyone purchasing the Ultimate Edition will also get a copy of the original State of Decay Year One Survival Edition, which comes with all the original DLC for the first game, as well as early access to State of Decay 2. With the Ultimate Edition players can begin playing State of Decay 2 from May 18, 2018 instead of the official release date of May 22, 2018.
As a final alternative for anyone hoping to play the game when it comes out early there is the Xbox Game Pass. Microsoft announced earlier this year that all new exclusives would launch on Xbox Game Pass at the same time as they release everywhere else, meaning anyone with a subscription on May 22nd can play State of Decay 2 without needing to specifically buy it. Given the rising popularity of streaming services this could be one of the biggest ways in which players gain access to State of Decay 2.