Online Game Developer’s Inaugural Open
World Title to Be Published by Microsoft Game Studios
SEATTLE – 3 February 2011 – Undead Labs, the premier
developer of online world games for console gamers, announced today the planned
development of an original zombie-survival franchise in collaboration with
Microsoft Corp. Developed by Undead Labs and published by Microsoft Game
Studios, the inaugural title will be an open world zombie-survival game
scheduled to launch on Xbox LIVE Arcade for the Xbox 360® video game and
entertainment system from Microsoft.
“Undead Labs is thrilled to work directly
with Microsoft to bring Xbox 360 players an outstanding zombie-survival franchise,”
said Jeff Strain, founder of Undead Labs. “Our mission is to create original
online games that truly feel at home on the console platform, and Xbox 360 is a
fantastic platform for online console gaming. We plan to create an ambitious
open world XBLA game and use its gameplay, setting, and technology as the
foundation for a full online world game.”
Code-named ‘Class3’, the Xbox LIVE
Arcade game is designed to let zombie fans answer the ultimate question: What
would you do in the face of the zombie apocalypse? The end is here. Human civilization has been annihilated. The
few, scattered survivors must band together, rebuilding civilization in a
third-person action game packed with sweet guns, fast cars, hand-to-hand
combat, and copious amounts of zombie gore. Players
choose where to make their stand, designing and fortifying their settlements,
performing daring raids for valuable stores of food and ammunition, and
rescuing other playable survivors. The open world develops in real-time, shaped
by player actions, with content determined by their choices and the
ever-increasing zombie threat.
“We are proud to collaborate with
Undead Labs on the creation of a new game for Xbox 360,” said Matt Booty, general
manager at Microsoft Game Studios. “The Undead Labs team has a successful track
record making innovative online games, and we are excited to support them as
they bring their experience and talent to Xbox LIVE.”
The game is currently under
development by Undead Labs’ veteran, zombie-loving studio team and additional
details will be released throughout the development cycle. For more
information, visit undeadlabs.com.
About Undead Labs
Undead Labs is a game development
studio dedicated to creating a new class of online world games on console.
Founded in 2009 by MMO industry veteran Jeff Strain, Undead Labs is a creative
studio built around the most talented—and zombie loving—developers in the
industry. Based in Seattle, Washington, the studio’s singular focus is creating
the definitive zombie-survival franchise for console gamers. The company’s
inaugural game, currently in development, is an open world zombie-survival game
for Xbox LIVE Arcade, published by Microsoft Game Studios. For more
information, visit undeadlabs.com.
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