Dead by Daylight quickly became an indie phenomenon on PC. The asymmetric multiplayer title pits four players against a single killer, drawing from pop culture titles like Friday the 13th, Halloween, and many more. Now the game is heading to PS4 and Xbox One, with a release date set for June 20th in North America and June 23rd in Europe at a price of $29.99.
“Players experience two styles of gameplay — as a survivor, from third-person perspective; or the killer, in first-person perspective,” explains the developer. “Survivors can work together or act alone using their situational awareness, while killers are on the hunt in first-person, focused on their prey. With a dynamic environment that changes after every play through, players must find new ways to escape the Killing Ground without getting caught.”
Dead by Daylight has sold over 1.8 million copies on PC, making it a definite hit for developer Behavior Interactive, and publishers 505 Games and Starbreeze. The asymmetric multiplayer sets the stage for tense and exciting matches. Four players are working together as a team, both trying to survive, and attempting to complete some objectives to allow them to escape. We’ve seen games attempt this style of multiplayer before, but few worked as well as Dead by Daylight.
The game will arrive in both digital and retail versions on PS4 and Xbox One. The physical retail copies come with some extra content: “The Original Soundtrack. The 80’s Suitcase add-on. The Bloodstained Sack add-on. The Of Flesh and Mud chapter add-on. And a future DLC to be announced!”
I haven’t had a chance to play Dead by Daylight outside of a quick run through at a convention. The game looks great though, especially if you have a steady group of players. It’ll be nice to see its playerbase expand to consoles, though cross-play would take it to a whole new level.