Cross-play is becoming an increasingly more common feature in the gaming world. Once thought to be nothing more than wishful thinking by players, more and more games have been adopting this system. Today we learned that the 4v1 asymmetrical multiplayer horror game Dead by Daylight is now a full cross-play title as well.
Developer Behaviour Interactive announced in a press release today that Dead by Daylight now features cross-play for PlayStation, Xbox, and Nintendo Switch. Behaviour described the accomplishment as the result of a year of research, interviews, and data analysis. The previously successful implementation of cross-play between Steam and the Windows Store also provided valuable experience. Now PC and console players will all be able to play (and slay) together.
We all scream for cross-play
This has been a long-requested feature by players of the game. To help support this new feature, a “cross-friends” system is also available alongside the release of cross-play. Players will now be able to create a friends list that is cross-platform to help play with their friends, no matter their console of choice. The developers went on to say how they had to work closely with each of the individual console manufacturers to make cross-play happen. It’s great that we are continuing to see this kind of cooperation between companies to allow for shared gaming experiences.
Dead by Daylight has come a long way since its original release in 2016. Now with over 200 million downloads, the game also features iconic horror characters like Freddy Kreuger, Michael Myers, and more. It is funny to think that when the game first released, they had to make their own original character called “The Hillbilly,” as they never thought in their wildest dreams that they would actually get to use Leatherface. Today? Players are running around as Pyramid Head from the Silent Hill series. And soon, they’ll be able to do it across all gaming platforms. It really is a whole new day.