Dead By Daylight Launches Crossplay Between All Consoles And PC

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Dead By Daylight Launches Crossplay Between All Consoles And PC

Dead By Daylight Launches Crossplay Between All Consoles And PC

Horror game Dead by Daylight is finally receiving crossplay, allowing fans to play together across multiple different platforms. The game initially launched just for Windows in 2016, with console releases coming steadily over the past few years. Last year, it was even added to Switch. However, cross-play support will be available for the Google Stadia version at launch in September. The studio shared the exciting news with fans in the following Twitter post:

Behaviour also confirmed it will not force players to participate in cross-play, though it will be enabled by default. An FAQ post on the game’s official forums explains that players can disable the feature by simply going into “Settings” and hitting the “Disable Cross-Platform play” option.

Behaviour Interactive is excited to step into a new era, as today, it introduces Cross-Play and Cross-Friends in the hit multiplayer horror game, Dead by Daylight. These two features will break barriers and allow the entire community to join the world of the Entity no matter what platform they are on.

Behaviour has implemented Cross-Play across PlayStation, Xbox and Nintendo Switch. This follows a year of research, interviews, data analysis and the successful implementation of Cross-Play on Steam and Windows Store. Players on console and PC will now face trials together which will surely bring new metas to Dead by Daylight.

The ability to play with friends from any and all platforms was a feature widely requested by the community. Cross-Friends will also be made available with this release. Finally, players will now be able to create a friends list that is cross-platform and enjoy an unprecedented multiplayer experience in their favourite multiplayer horror game.

The Dead by Daylight team worked hand in hand with the platform owners to make this happen. After four years, millions of players, and countless matches and jump scares, Dead by Daylight is jumping into the future to meet and exceed both the rising tides of industry standards and the wishes of its players. Dead by Daylight, which has always been a place where all of horror lives, is not just here to stay, it is evolving.

Dead by Daylight boasts more than 25 million players across the globe and across all platforms. On any given day, one million players step into the fog, whether on PC, console, or mobile. Since its release in 2016, the multiplayer game has become a place where cult classic horror survives and thrives, having welcomed legends from TV, cinema and video games. The team regularly releases new content in the form of chapters, Archives tomes and frequent quality of life updates.

With the addition of cross play comes the inclusion of cross friends, which will allow you to add people to your friends lists based on specific Dead By Daylight IDs, rather than through services like Steam or PlayStation Network. This way you can play with friends more easily regardless of which device they’re using, but there won’t be an in-game chat that extends to console players, so you might have to use external services like Discord voice chat or Skype to communicate with people across different platforms.

Crossplay is a complex feature to include, and it does come with some significant caveats to the multiplayer experience. For instance, console players still will not be able to use the in-game chat offered to PC gamers and console exclusive content will still be barred from players on different consoles. Perhaps most worryingly, when updates come to the game in the future, consoles will only be able to do crossplay with consoles that are running the same version of the game that they are. Therefore, if an update comes to PC first, PC players won’t be able to play with anyone on consoles until the update comes to them, too.

Dead by Daylight is available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Android, and PC.

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