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Dead by Daylight

Behaviour Interactive Brings Asymmetrical, Procedurally Generated Multiplayer Horror To PC
by Joe Buchholz on Feb 08, 2016 at 10:07 AM
Publisher: Starbreeze Studios
Developer: Behaviour Interactive
Release:
Rating: Mature
Platform: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, PC

Dead by Daylight is a newly announced horror title from developer Behaviour Interactive, a studio known for games like Wet and Naughty Bear. It sounds a lot like Illfonic’s upcoming Friday The 13th game. Both feature teens being maimed and an asymmetrical game of cat and mouse. This developer diary reveals the game and makes a case for how the game will be different when it eventually comes to Steam.

In Dead by Daylight, perspective is everything. If you’re one of the four unlucky teens being tracked by a murderer, your view is in third-person. If you’re the killer in this scenario, the game takes place in the first-person.

When you enter a level, you’re encouraged to cooperate with other players to survive. The procedurally generated stages switch up the layout so players don’t get too familiar with their environment.

There are also multiple killers that you could end up playing as, and not every slasher is as by-the-books as Jason Vorhees. Some have supernatural powers like the ability to pass through walls.

Dead by Daylight is at an early point in development. There are no videos or screenshots of the game, but Behaviour Interactive has outlined the atmosphere of the game with detailed concept art of terrified teens being stalked by a shadowy killer.

You can join Dead by Daylight’s community hub on Steam to unlock two horrifying masks for Payday 2. The game’s price-point and release date are yet to be announced. If you’re looking for more coverage on broad-shouldered hatchet carriers, then check out our coverage of Friday The 13th