The next generation of consoles is just around the corner. Bringing the most powerful console yet with the Xbox Series X. With increased power comes more impressive games. This powerful hardware will allow us to experience our favourite games with increased graphical fidelity thanks to Xbox Smart Delivery. Because of this, Xbox has started a trend with the term “buy a game once” and playing them across generations. This adds value for gamers and most developers are enabling just that. One such developer is Behaviour Interactive who revealed that they will be releasing a Dead by Daylight next gen upgrade for no extra cost.
What is Dead by Daylight?
For those unfamiliar, Dead by Daylight is a multiplayer survival horror game. The game tasks one player as a killer and 4 unlucky players as survivors. The killer must hunt and capture all survivors in order to please their demonic overlord. Unfortunately for the survivors this is accomplished by impaling victims on hooks to become sacrifices. The killer will always have the edge with a plethora of weapons and abilities at their disposal.
With all this craziness the survivors must escape by completing objectives and avoiding the killer at all costs. Surviving players must activate five generators scattered around the map in order to unlock the exit gates. Once the gates are open, survivors must make a last-ditch run for safety. The gameplay is addictive and intense leading to some genuinely scary moments. I highly recommend playing Dead by Daylight with a group of friends.
What can we expect from the upgrade? Well Behaviour Interactive shared via twitter that they are adding “improved graphics over current-gen” and to expect “regular updates.” Behaviour went on to add that if you already own the game that “you’ll get the game for free AND keep all your progress.” This is fantastic news for long time fans.
Thankfully, fans won’t have to wait long as the Dead by Daylight upgrade will be releasing this holiday season. With all of that said, what does this mean for fans of the game? This is an excellent pro-consumer move which will strengthen the games community and keep the game… alive. It’s great to see developers do this and I hope it continues.
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