Dead By Daylight will be released for next-gen consoles free, according to a blog post from developer Behaviour Interactive.
The studio outlined their plans for Dead By Daylight, which they say “will run at 4K and 60 fps”, further benefiting from a “graphical update and its regular content drops,” before the release of an “entirely remastered edition of the game.”
According to the studio, everyone who makes the switch to next-gen platforms will experience a “seamless transition,” receiving Dead By Daylight for free, with all progression saved in the process.
There’s also an upgrade for the game’s graphics, an update free to all DBD players. They describe their true goal as improving “ immersion tenfold,” producing realistic environments “as a scary, disturbing nightmare.”
Other improvements for Dead By Daylight include touches to lighting and VFX, modeling, textures, and animations. Additional props will be incorporated into DBD’s maps, as well as room functions to “make them more identifiable.”
These improvements will be rolled out across a six-week basis, including the enhancement of tens of thousands of assets” over the upcoming months. Everything from lockers, generators, palettes, and a couple of maps will be included in a new patch next week.
Moving on, the blog post delves into cross-progression. There’ll be cross-progression for Stadia, Switch, and Steam with a Behaviour Account. This’ll allow players to “carry their progression from one platform to another, from a casual trial curled up on the couch to a more intense escape in front of their PC.”
Dead By Daylight has currently surpassed over 30 million players, available on PS4, Xbox One, Steam, PC, and Nintendo Switch.
Game Director Mathieu Côté says: “The game you know and love is stepping into the future.”
He adds: “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.”