Behaviour Interactive has today detailed its plan to upgrade Dead by Daylight for next-generation consoles this Holiday season. Fans of the popular multiplayer horror game can look forward to a “massive graphical overhaul” in an effort to improve immersion, free for all players.
That starts with a 4K, 60 FPS performance benchmark for next-gen consoles, with regular updates moving forward that should eventually resemble a completely remastered overall package.
Current players who own the game and decide to buy a next-gen console will experience a seamless transition, getting Dead by Daylight for free on their new platform of choice, while keeping all progression.
As for the specifics, we’re told that lighting and VFX will be vastly upgraded, as well as the modeling, textures and animations. More props will be added to the maps, too, and proper functions will be given to rooms to make them more identifiable.
The development team is fully focused on this rework and visual improvements will be delivered every six weeks, following the current Chapter and Archives roadmap. Over the coming months, tens of thousands of assets will be enhanced as part of this overhaul. Common items such as lockers, generators, palettes, as well as two maps, can be expected as part of next week’s patch.
Following on from the recent cross-play and cross-friends announcement earlier this summer, a cross-progression initiative is coming for players on Stadia, Switch, and Steam using the brand new BHVR Account.
Dead by Daylight game direction Mathieu Côté said in a statement today:
“The game you know and love is stepping into the future. 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. This is ambitious, and we’re ready.”
A new trailer offers a further overview of the next-gen remaster plans, titled The Realm Beyond: