Update: As of today, August 13, Dead by Daylight crossplay is now finally available across all platforms.
"Behaviour has implemented Cross-Play across PlayStation, Xbox and Nintendo Switch. This follows a year of research, interviews, data analysis and the successful implementation of Cross-Play on Steam and Windows Store. Players on console and PC will now face trials together which will surely bring new metas to Dead by Daylight.", reads an emailed press release announcing the addition.
Original: Dead by Daylight cross-platform support has become a frequent discussion point lately, given how the asymmetrical horror title is now available on multiple platforms apart from PC, where it originally launched.
After releasing on Xbox One and PS4 in 2017, Dead by Daylight also made its way to the Nintendo Switch in September 2019. Hence, it's unsurprising that the subject of crossplay often pops up.
"It's something we'd like to do, but we can't give an ETA just yet. Right now, crossplay is only possible between Steam and Windows Store.", said one of the community managers from Behaviour Interactive when they replied to a fan asking about crossplay between Xbox One and PC in an old Q&A. In the meantime things have changed.
Dead by Daylight Cross-platform Support
A past leak suggested that Dead by Daylight crossplay was, indeed, coming. It was then followed by the Dead by Daylight crossfriends beta kicking off, allowing players using the Steam and Windows Store versions of the game to party up.
In the future, it will also be tested on consoles, which, as a recent post reveals, was a step towards introducing full Dead by Daylight cross-platform support.
"Now that all lights are green, we are preparing the activation of Cross-Play and Cross-Friends on consoles. In this scenario, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One players will be able to play together, and with people on PC. We are polishing the last details to make sure that it will only impact our game positively. As we are still monitoring the situation and numbers on PC, we cannot give you a specific date for now, but we can definitely say it is coming really soon! (like before the first snow, in Montreal (hopefully)) ", developer Behaviour Interactive said.
We'll update this article with any details about Dead by Daylight cross-platform support as soon as we learn more.
Dead by Daylight is out now on PC, Xbox One, PS4 and Nintendo Switch.
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