Behaviour Interactive are continuing on with Dead by Daylight into the next generation of consoles. The developer announced today that their hit assymetrical multiplayer game will be headed to the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X this holiday season with a massive graphical overhaul, including the game running at 4K/60 FPS.
According to the press release, every six weeks, the development team will roll out a new update to improve visuals. This includes everything from the lighting to the textures and character models, which will all be free for players. Not bad for a game which has now surpassed 30 million players.
“The ultimate goal is to improve the immersion tenfold, making the environments as realistic as a scary, disturbing nightmare,” explains the team. “The lighting and VFX will be vastly upgraded, as well as the modeling, textures and animations. More props will be added to the maps, and proper functions will be given to rooms to make them more identifiable.”
Turning to Cross-Progression, Behaviour is following through with the anticipated feature on Stadia, Switch and Steam using the brand new BHVR Account. Again, using the Behaviour Account, players will be able to carry their progression from one platform to another. “The game you know and love is stepping into the future. The team has been focused on this plan for an entire year and we’re so excited to bring you Dead by Daylight as you’ve never seen it before, while still offering new Chapters and Archives. This is ambitious, and we’re ready.” said Mathieu Côté, Game Director for Dead by Daylight.
No exact dates for the upgrades, the next-gen release or the Cross-Progression have been revealed, but things start rolling September 8. Dead by Daylight is currently available on Steam, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.