Dead by Daylight to release for Xbox Series X this year with a "massive graphic overhaul"

By Heidi Nicholas,
Dead by Daylight will launch for the Xbox Series X with a "massive graphic overhaul" later this year, during the Holiday 2020 period. Players who already own the game can upgrade to the next-gen version for free, and carry across all their progression.

According to the developers, the game will run at 4K/60 FPS, with upgrades to lighting, VFX, textures, models, animation, and more, free for all players. This graphic overhaul is apparently intended to boost immersion and make the game even scarier: "as realistic as a scary, disturbing nightmare." Behaviour Interactive will offer a new update every six weeks to further improve visuals. According to the press release, this graphical update, coupled with the game's frequent content drops, will eventually lead to "an entirely remastered edition of the game."

The updates for visual improvements will follow the same roadmap as for Chapters and Archives, and Behaviour Interactive says thousands of assets will be enhanced: next week's patch will enhance common items and two maps.

This next-gen news follows on the heels of Behaviour Interactive's announcement that Dead by Daylight will get full console and PC cross-play support, as well as a cross-friends feature to let you make a custom list of friends from different platforms.

“The game you know and love is stepping into the future," concludes game director Mathieu Côté. "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.”
Heidi Nicholas
Written by Heidi Nicholas
Heidi graduated with an MA in English Literature, and now enjoys writing news, reviews, and features across TrueAchievements and TrueTrophies. When she’s not writing, Heidi is usually either looking for her next RPG, or trying to convince the rest of the team to hear about yet another delightfully wholesome game she has found.