Dead by Daylight is Getting a Next-Gen Release And Upgrade

Published: September 1, 2020 11:00 AM /


Dead by Daylight PS5 and Xbox Series X cover

Dead by Daylight PS5 and Xbox Series X versions have been announced by Behaviour Interactive, and that's not all — all current owners will be getting a free graphics upgrade.

Dead by Daylight is a game that takes all of those horror movie tropes and lets you live them out with asymmetrical multiplayer. Four Survivors are trapped in a creepy location and have to escape by accomplishing objectives. Throughout the game, they'll be pursued by the Killer — one pumped-up, player-controlled opponent with supernatural powers.

Check out a first look at how the graphics will likely look in the Dead by Daylight PS5 and Xbox Series X versions:

This game has been out for nearly five years and has amassed a stunning 30 million total players according to its developer. Now, a new chapter of this multiplayer horror game has been announced!

"The Realm Beyond" will serve as an overhaul for Dead by Daylight, greatly enhancing its existing graphics with a new look. The lighting and visual effects will be "vastly upgraded" and the maps are going to be filled with more props. This content will be delivered in batches every six weeks, roughly along the lines of the game's current content release schedule.

Dead by Daylight won't just be coming to next-gen consoles, though — current owners will be able to enjoy these graphical upgrades for free on all platforms. Cross-Progression will also be making its debut on Stadia, Steam, and Nintendo Switch, allowing players to pick up from where they've left off on multiple platforms.

Dead by Daylight PS5 and Xbox Series X slice

When is the Dead by Daylight PS5 and Xbox Series X Release Date?

There are no firm details on a Dead by Daylight PS5 and Xbox Series X release date just yet, but a press release from the publisher signals that we should be able to play the game on next-gen consoles before the year is out.

"Behaviour will release Dead by Daylight on next-generation consoles in the Holiday 2020 launch window," read a press release from the publisher. "The game will run at 4K and 60 fps and will benefit from the graphical update and its regular content drops, ultimately leading to an entirely remastered edition of the game."

Some of you may have already invested in a console version of the game. Worry not, you won't be left out in the cold!

"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," the press release continued.

There aren't any firm details on how this transition will work, but the plans for the future of Dead by Daylight sure sound exciting! The devs have plans to bring "tens of thousands" of new assets to the game in the coming months — and I'm sure that's not the only surprises they have in store. You can find out more about this game and where to buy it at

Are you excited for the Dead by Daylight PS5 and Xbox Series X launch? What do you think of the new graphics? Let us know in the comments below!

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