Dead by Daylight Celebrates 7th Anniversary, New Content, Spin-Off From ‘Until Dawn’ Developer Supermassive Games Announced

Behavior Interactive have announced during their 7th anniversary celebration a wealth of new content for their fans. The asymmetrical horror hit is feeding their fans with a new chapter called ‘End Transmission’. Set on a new, sci-fi inspired map called Toba Landing, introducing a new original killer known as ‘The Singularity’ and a new survivor named Gabriel Soma. Also, Nicolas Cage as Nicolas Cage, seems that people love seeing the actor play himself.

It was also announced that a new single-player title set in the Dead by Daylight universe will be developed by Supermassive Games, known for Until Dawn, The Dark Pictures Anthology, and The Quarry (Which you can read our review of here). Nothing else was announced in detail for this title, aside from it being a narrative experience where your choices matter.

For more information, check out the press release below.

Montréal, Canada – May 19, 2023 – The time has come. Dead by Daylight’s yearly tradition of announcing big surprises during its anniversary broadcast is here, and once again, the game is celebrating in style. Details of its next original Chapter, End Transmission, have been revealed along with a slate of other projects that will expand the Dead by Daylight world. Fans also learned about exciting new Collections coming to the DbD Store with music legends Iron Maiden and Slipknot, as well as an exciting partnership with videogame royalty Ikumi Nakamura. Lastly, in a twist no players saw coming, iconic actor Nicolas Cage will be joining the Realm of The Entity.

Kicking off Year 8

The Dead by Daylight team has planned tons of exciting content, including upgrades to existing gameplay mechanics and new quality-of-life additions.  

In the coming year, fans can expect four new Chapters but in a surprising twist, they can also expect twoadditional Chapters that are Survivor-only. Dead by Daylight’s next Chapter: End Transmission is an original one that promises to keep players on their toes. It will be followed by the addition of icon Nicolas Cage as a Survivor in the game. Then, two licensed Killers will be joining the game. Comes January, you can expect our last Survivor-only Chapter to be released. Lastly, and before the next Anniversary, an Original Chapter will also see the light of day.  

End Transmission

The new Dead by Daylight Chapter, END TRANSMISSION, introduces sci-fi horror to the acclaimed action horror game. With a new Map, Toba Landing, set on a mysterious and terrifying planet, the Chapter takes players into a unique biome with menacing flora and an atmosphere unlike anything on Earth. The newest Killer, The Singularity, is a monstrous amalgamation of restructured organic matter and machine parts seeking to become the perfect lifeform. Hope rests with new Survivor Gabriel Soma, a talented technician whose determination helped him escape The Singularity and avoid the terrible fate that befell his crew.  

“We’re thrilled to push the fear of the unknown to new heights with END TRANSMISSION,” explains Dave Richard, Creative Director for Dead by Daylight. “With this new Chapter we are expanding the bounds of The Entity’s reach and exploring dark themes of advanced technology and I think this will be a very frightening experience for all players.” 

END TRANSMISSION will be released on June 13, 2023, via Steam, PS5, PS4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Epic Games Store, Windows Store and Nintendo Switch.    

A thespian steps into The Fog

It is the collaboration players didn’t know they needed. The Dead by Daylight team is thrilled to announce the arrival of the incomparable Hollywood legend: Nicolas Cage. In his deadliest role yet, the award-winning actor will step into The Fog as himself, yet another Survivor doomed to fight for his life in The Entity’s Realm. Players can learn more about this thrilling addition on July 5th.   

Fashion forward

Exciting new cosmetics are on the way! The Dead by Daylight team is delighted to honor metal legends Iron Maiden and Slipknot with their own Collections. The Iron Maiden Collection is inspired by Eddie, the band’s figurehead, and its numerous appearances on the group’s album artwork, while the Slipknot Collection features 9 iconic masks that pay tribute to Slipknot’s members. Stay tuned for more details.  

The upcoming Artists from The Fog Collection sets the spotlight on Dead by Daylight’s incredibly talented community, and features 4 creators from Canada, the United States, Poland and Spain designing Outfits for two Killers and two Survivors. The fifth artist hails from Japan and is none other than the colorful Creative Director, Ikumi Nakamura, who designed Cosmetics for The Oni, The Legion, and Yui Kimura. The 7-Outfit Artists From The Fog Collection will be available later this summer.  

Lastly, fans can expect another major addition to the store offering in the next year with a Collection that will be nostalgic for long-time followers of Behaviour Interactive’s work. Naughty Bear, the beloved deadly plushy going on a wild rampage, will be making its way to the game in the form of an Outfit for The Trapper, complete with a unique Mori.   

What Lies Ahead

To close off this eventful roundup of news, the team at Behaviour Interactive is proud to present several upcoming projects that will push the boundaries of the Dead by Daylight world. These projects will expand the mythology of Dead by Daylight beyond the core game, offering players more paths into The Fog than ever before.  

The Dead by Daylight team is thrilled to announce that a brand new single-player interactive story game is in development from Supermassive Games, the acclaimed studio behind Until Dawn, The Dark Pictures Anthology, and The Quarry. The game will offer players an intense narrative experience filled with powerful life-or-death choices set within the backdrop of Dead by Daylight. More information on this project will be revealed later this year. 

Since joining the Behaviour Interactive family, the Midwinter Entertainment team has been hard at work on an exciting new game set in the Dead by Daylight universe. This multiplayer PVE game will tackle themes of greed and lust for power, with teams of up to 4 players taking on a strange new corner of The Entity’s Realm.

This past March, Behaviour Interactive announced its collaboration with Hollywood powerhouses Atomic Monster and Blumhouse to develop a feature film adaptation of Dead by Daylight. The recruitment process for the film’s director and screenwriter is currently under way. More details to come. 

Last, the awaited Issue 1 of the much-anticipated Dead by Daylight comic book, published in collaboration with Titan Comics, will be available at retailers and digitally in early June.  

Dead by Daylight™’s 7th Anniversary celebrates the expansion of its world – Press Release

Jared "Rare" Tracton

News writer for XboxEra.

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