In a news post on the game’s website, Dead by Daylight creator Behaviour Interactive has revealed plans for more synergy between platforms. The update from the team speaks of cross-play among Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One versions. Additionally, cross-progression features, which allow users to carry over save data, ranks, and purchases, will be available on Switch, PC, and Stadia, and it will launch in September. Cross-play has no release window yet.
Mobile is nowhere to be seen in current plans, for good reason. Not only will touch controls put Dead by Daylight players at a significant disadvantage, but Behaviour Interactive says, “for now, this is not part of our plan. The game system and architecture are significantly different. We are prioritizing the release of cross-play between PC & Consoles first to make sure that the experience is smooth for the players on those platforms.”
Thankfully, there will be options built in to disable cross-play for those who wish to stay within one ecosystem. This is particularly relevant with regard to PC, where cheaters and modders can show up at times. Cross-progression is perhaps the most significant step here though. Dead by Daylight has a ton of unlocks and in-game purchasing options, and being able to carry those between systems is welcome. Hopefully this is extended to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in the future, although the team can’t guarantee that at this time.
Will you be making use of these new Dead by Daylight features when they arrive?