With a little help of some friends, you’ll survive.

Microsoft’s pre-Gamescom Xbox conference revealed a couple of interesting tidbits about the second State of Decay. The game’s biggest draw is the option to wonder about with friends.

A quick look thanks to Gamescom 2017 trailers youtube channel:

The feature was explained since the title’s first reveal and we get to find out some interesting information. It will support up to 4 players and gamers will have the ability to mark themselves as help ready. Other players can then light flare and in that way signal for assistance. It takes a press of a button for others in their vicinity to join.

The game also wants to make a bold attempt at permadeath which is supposed to be a learning experience rather than a punishment. It could be a fun experience for a zombie survival game.

The launch of the game is scheduled for spring 2018.