Silent Hill Dead by Daylight on Switch to get cross-play and cross-progression

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.”

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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?


Ben Kerry
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