Behavior Interactive, the development team behind Dead by Deadlight, have added a major component to the game – cross-play. This is something that the player base has been asking for a long time, and it’s finally here. The platforms that support cross-play are PC (via Steam and Microsoft Store), Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch. Stadia will join the fray when DoD launches on it. As for mobile players, they aren’t included under the new system; no word on whether they ever will be.
This is the first step of a bigger plan that Behavior Interactive has to unify the entire player base. As they’ve mentioned before, they’re also going to include cross-progression at some point. However, you’ll have to wait for that a bit longer; the cross-play FAQ doesn’t give any indication on when that’ll be happening. Still, it’s nice to know that it’s in the works.
What the new update does include, aside from cross-play, is the new cross-friends feature. It’s exactly what you think it is: if you want to partner up and play with your friends from other platforms, you can now do so. The only hiccup is that you can’t communicate with each other through the game. You’ll just have to do it via Discord or whatever other method you prefer. If we’re being completely honest, that’s probably the best way anyway.
If, for some reason, you don’t want to participate in the cross-play, you have the freedom to opt out. Simply go into Settings and disable the option from there. If you do that, your player pool will be limited to your platform only, obviously. Mind you, that might mean your wait times will be longer with everyone in cross-play. For more info on the new Dead by Daylight system, you can check out the official FAQ we’ve linked to above.