A new era is beginning for Dead by Daylight.
It has been announced by developer Behaviour Interactive that Dead by Daylight will begin its The Realm Beyond project on September 8th. Through The Realm Beyond, the game will be receiving a graphical overhaul. The project will last until Fall of 2021. Players will receive free updates for the game's visuals, graphics, lighting, animations, and more. With each future update, the team behind Dead by Daylight will slowly but significantly update the visual fidelity of the game's maps and characters.
For the first major update that releases next week, the main focus will be the Springwood and Yamaoka Estate maps. According to Behaviour, a lot of attention was given to the lighting, and that individual rooms will now be more distinct, with each serving a specific function. This will help players better orient themselves in a Trial, while also filling the maps with environmental storytelling details to discover. There have also been significant changes to both the visuals and interaction animations of both Generators and Chests.
Earlier this year cross-play was added to Dead by Daylight, which now allows gamers to play each other regardless of which system they own the game on. A feature called cross-friends was also implemented. This feature allows players to create a list of friends that is cross-platform.
Behaviour Interactive has announced that Dead by Daylight will be making its way over to next-gen consoles during the 2020 Holiday season. The game will run a 4K and 60 fps on the new systems, and will benefit from the upcoming graphical updates. It was also announced that those who own the game on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One will be able to upgrade to their respective next-gen system, all while keeping their progression.
Dead by Daylight is available now for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and Google Stadia. The game will come to the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X later this year.