PC Survival Horror Game With Procedurally Generated Worlds Announced

A "deadly game of cat and mouse."


Dead by Daylight is the next game from Naughty Bear and Wet developer Behaviour Interactive. The game, announced this week, is described as a survival horror multiplayer game where one player takes on the role of a killer while up to four others attempt to survive. It's a "deadly game of cat and mouse," the developer says.

That asymmetrical premise sounds similar to the Kickstarter-funded Friday the 13th game, but Dead by Daylight has some other twists as well. For one, the game's worlds are procedurally generated.

"You'll never know what to expect, what you're facing, and how to get away," reads a line from the game's description on its Steam page. "You will have to make stressful choices under desperate circumstances. Every decision impacts your chances of survival."

It's not just human characters, either, who can play as the killer. Instead, the killer characters stem from a number of horror genres, and include "brutal slashers" and paranormal beings who can pass through walls.

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The killer plays from a first-person perspective and is more powerful than survivors. Meanwhile, survivors play from a third-person perspective, allowing them to see around corners. Additionally, survivors are rewarded for working together, but at the end of the day, it's all about staying alive. Players may resort to betraying allies in an effort to save their own skin.

Behaviour also says Dead by Daylight will have a "deep" progression and unlock system, though no further specifics were shared.

It sounds like it's still early days for Dead by Daylight, as no release date has been announced and only concept art has been made available. You'll also notice in the video announcement above that gameplay footage is blurred out. We'll have more details on Dead by Daylight as they're announced.

Dead by Daylight will be published by Payday studio Starbreeze.

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