Cross-Play finally comes to Dead in daylight. Developer Behavior Interactive recently made an announcement about a blog post on its website. They say this is part of the “Preparing for the first steps towards cross-progression”, where players can share the game’s progress, purchases and inventory on PC, Google Stadia and Nintendo Switch.
The two things most popular with game fans were the ability to play with friends from other platforms (cross-friends) and cross-progression.
Cross-play and cross-friends
The developers say that Cross-Play / Cross-Friends are currently available as beta in the Windows Store and Steam. They also say that they are now “confident to move forward with the release of cross-play on the console”.
Behavior Interactive prepares the activation of cross-play and cross-friends on consoles. This means that PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One players can play together. You haven’t yet given an exact date for this release, but promise it will be soon.
In addition to the ability to play across platforms with others, Behavior Interactive explored how players can be active on multiple platforms at the same time.
The developers are preparing the first steps towards cross-progression, which are to be released in September. This means that those who own the game through Steam, Google Stadia or Nintendo Switch can switch platforms while maintaining their progress.
However, Behavior Interactive has some bad news for advancement outside of these platforms. “To date, we cannot make cross-progression available on other platforms and we have no guarantee that this will happen. However, we know that this is a community wish and we will continue to try to achieve it. “
While this doesn’t rule it out, it can be a little disappointing for those who want to play on these platforms. Similarly, it was also mentioned that this cross-play feature is likely not to extend to mobile versions of the game, at least for the time being. “We’re prioritizing the release of cross-play between PC and consoles to ensure that players can play smoothly on these platforms.”
Behavior Interactive gave an insight into the technical challenges they faced to make cross-progression a reality. So if we ever see it on other consoles, it can be quite a wait.
“We spent a lot of time preparing and discussing the best way to offer our players cross-progression. We want to make sure that the transition goes smoothly and that we protect our player’s progress.
“To achieve a good transition, we had to build a brand new ecosystem. Players must create a behavior account to link their progress so our server can merge it. “
Overall, it looks like a promising development from Behavior Interactive. It will be interesting to see if other studios take note of this and present something similar for their fan base. We have just heard that World War II will take similar measures, perhaps this will be more of a norm in the future.
What other games would you like to see cross-play or cross-progression on? Let us know in the comments.