While the team has been associated as the State of Decay developer, studio Undead Labs continues to work on the franchise as State of Decay 3 is in the development pipeline. Just last year, the firm unveiled the third in the series with a cinematic trailer, but, leaving out an estimated release window for the newest entry. But, the firm is also busy expanding its efforts at the time as well.
Last March, Undead Labs announced to be opening a second division in New Orleans, Louisiana. While the developer appears to be branching out for more development manpower for its projects, the team did not disclose its anticipations for the New Orleans studio at the time. Notably, the firm did explain that it would stand as an entry point for unseasoned developers looking for a way into the industry.
Now recently in a discovery over on Undead Labs job listings, it appears that the developer is the next Xbox Game Studios team to be adopting Unreal Engine 5. Just recently, it was discovered that Obsidian Entertainment is also pursuing new hires that is knowledgeable of the next Epic Games proprietary engine.
“Collaborate with our Technical Sound Designer to implement audio through Blueprints (UE5),” one staple in the ‘Core Responsibilities’ reads for the Sound Designer job posting. Additionally, the separate ‘Bonus Traits’ does green light applicants that have ‘knowledge of Unreal Blueprints’ which by extension does coincide with familiarity with Unreal Engine 5 as well.
Previously, developer The Coalition shared to be transitioning to Unreal Engine 5. The firm did state the move would hinder soon announcements as it begins working with the new engine suite. As a result, the firm last month posted two videos of its progress with test project ‘Alpha Point’ which is a good sign on the team’s current understanding.
Elsewhere, developer Ninja Theory is also picking up Unreal Engine 5 as well. During an update on the coming Xbox first-party pipeline, Microsoft addressed that the newest Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II will be utilizing Unreal Engine 5. You can read the full report by heading here.
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Source: Undead Labs