Jeff Strain, the head of Undead Labs, has been quoted as saying his ultimate goal is to create “a cultural phenomenon, rather than make mere games.” They hope to take the first steps to realizing this dream with the release of "Class 3". Undead Labs have partnered with Microsoft Game Studios to release their first title, a single-player, open world zombie survival game. The game, codenamed ‘Class 3’, is going to be a story-driven glimpse at Undead’s goal of a zombie MMO. The game is a third-person 3D open action game that will focus more on survival than Zombie slaying. James Phinney, the creative director, has given a few examples on how the game will potentially play out in an interview with 1up.com:
"We're talking about all the stuff that you'd expect in an open world action game," said Phinney. "Driving around, running over a bunch of zombies, booby-trapping a truck so that it will blow up. Grabbing a boombox, finding that the battery is still working. You can turn that on and use it as a lure for zombies, and hopefully you have some plans for dealing with it when they're there.
"Maybe it's a way of attracting them to kill a bunch, maybe it's to attract them so you can sneak past them to get to that food you're trying to collect or the survivors you're trying to rescue. You're going to find a spot and say, this has a supply of guns and ammos that we need back at our base, and bring in a bunch of the survivors you've rescued to pick that up and escort it back through the city. So, very action-oriented, a very organic experience, and at the same time you've got a base to build. How ambitious you want to be about it is up to you."
As of right now the game is still in the early stages of development. If you would like to take a look at some of the screen shots and concept art the team is trying to create scroll down. We will be sure to keep you updated on this amazing game at all points. If things work out we will hopefully be seeing this definitive zombie game sometime soon.