Dead by Daylight explores sci-fi horror in next chapter

Dead by Daylight explores sci-fi horror in next chapter

Today’s Dead by Daylight seventh anniversary live stream brought a host of announcements for the game’s eighth year.

The livestream was preceded earlier this week with the news that Nicholas Cage will face the killers of the game as a survivorwith more specific information expected in July.

Announcements made include details about the next chapter, quality of life improvements, and partnerships with Slipknot, Iron Maiden, and Ikumi Nakamura.

There’s even a new single-player narrative game in the works from The Quarry developer Supermassive Games.

End Transmission Chapter Trailer Dead by Daylight’s next chapter delves into sci-fi horror

Over the next year, Behavior Interactive will add four new chapters to Dead by Daylight: two licensed and two original.

The first of these is the developer’s first foray into sci-fi horror and will be available from June 14 on all platforms (and in the PTB from May 23, 4pm KST). -United).

Titled End Transmission, it’s set on an alien planet and introduces a new killer called The Singularity – a rogue AI corrupted by alien technology that takes the form of human flesh and technology combined.

His main power is to place BioPods on surfaces around each map, which he can project his consciousness into to spy on survivors. Using his Slipstream effect ability, he can connect these pods to survivors and teleport to their location.

Concept art of survivor Gabriel Soma from Dead by Daylight

The Singularity and Gabriel Soma

New survivor Gabriel Soma is one of the humans tasked with colonizing this distant planet. He’s a skilled technician and his perks will reflect that. A new EMP tool will also be available when facing The Singularity, which allows survivors to deactivate its pods and remove the Slipstream effect.

All of this will take place on a new map, Toba Landing – an alien jungle, featuring a human base full of low-fi technology and traces of a lost alien civilization.

Dead by Daylight Toba Landing Map

Landing of Toba

In addition to this new chapter, Behavior is introducing quality of life changes over the next year. This will include an update to perks, map rebalancing, the use of bots to take over if a player drops out of a game, and steps to address the in-game camping issue. Cross-progression across multiple platforms is also in progress. The full roadmap is below.

Dead by Daylight Year 8 roadmap

The Iron Maiden Year 8 Roadmap and Slipknot Cosmetic Crossovers

Behavior is partnering with a number of big names on new in-game cosmetics.

First, the Artists from the Fog collection, which includes creations by four fan artists from the gaming community.

A fifth artist is Ikumi Nakamura, known as the concept artist behind Bayonetta and his work on The Evil Within and Ghostwire: Tokyo. Nakamura will provide new cosmetics for the game’s Japanese characters – The Oni, The Legion, and Yui Kimura – which will be available later this summer.

Design by Ikumi Nakamura The Legion

Ikumi Nakamura The Oni Design

Design by Ikumi Nakamura Yui

The creations of Ikumi Nakamura

Further on, Behavior teamed up with metal bands Iron Maiden and Slipknot on cosmetics collections.

No concept or release date is yet available, but the Iron Maiden collection will center around the band’s Eddie character, while the Slipknot collection will feature nine iconic masks.

Finally, a new cosmetic for the Trapper Killer based on Behavior’s previous game, Naughty Bear, will be available soon. Not only will this dress up the killer as a teddy bear, but he’ll have his own unique Mori move – a first for the series.

New Supermassive game in the works, and more

Behavior is branching out with more collaborations outside of the main Dead by Daylight game.

Already announced is the next film with the famous horror studio Blumhouse (Paranormal, sinister, insidious activity and get out). It’s unclear if Nicholas Cage will be cast in this film, alongside his in-game appearance. A Dead by Daylight comic book from Titan Comics will also be released in early June.

Behavior is also working with Supermassive Games on an interactive single-player story game set in the world of Dead by Daylight. The studio is best known for Until Dawn and The Quarry, and this new game will also feature life or death choices. More details are expected later this year.

A new multiplayer PvE game set in the Dead by Daylight world has also been teased by Behavior. Developed by Midwinter Entertainment, it will tackle themes of greed and lust for power, and will see teams of up to four players take on a strange new corner of the entity’s realm.

Finally, Behavior is investigating the possibility of releasing its romantic visual novel Addicted to youreleased last year for PC, on consoles.

All in all, Dead by Daylight fans have plenty to get their teeth into – both inside and outside the game. Happy Seventh Anniversary!

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