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More Horror Icons May Be Added to Slasher Game ‘Dead by Daylight’

Behavior Interactive’s slasher game Dead by Daylight was finally made available on Xbox One and Playstation 4 back in June, and as we recently told you, the “Halloween Chapter” DLC pack will be added to the console version this month.

That pack, previously available on PC, includes Michael Myers and Laurie Strode as playable characters, along with a Haddonfield map. We. Cannot. Wait.

So then. Will we ever see other slasher icons brought into the game? In a new chat with DVS Gaming, Behavior’s Mathieu Cote teased that it’s very possible!

We are in a position where we’ve talked to a few license holders about a few possible licenses, and we’re open to it,” Cote told the site, when asked if other licensed characters would ever make their way into the game. “Our universe that we’ve created, the lore needs to lend itself some specific licenses joining us. Michael Myers fit well into our world. We didn’t have to bend rules to make him fit, and we could find a way to express what he stands for as a killer with game mechanics.”

Cote added, “For us its important that if we look for an opportunity a license to add into the game, they need to be a match at the start. Obviously, we want to respect and honor what those characters are. But they need to bring something new and exciting to enhance our game.”

Dead by Daylight is an asymmetrical, multiplayer (4 vs 1) horror game where one player takes on the role of a savage killer, and the other four players become survivors frantically scurrying to avoid being caught, tortured and killed. Survivors play in third-person and have the advantage of better situational awareness. The Killer plays in first-person and is more focused on their prey.

The Survivors’ goal in each encounter is to escape the Killing Ground without getting caught by the Killer – something that sounds easier than it is, especially when the environment changes every time you play.

Cote teased the “Halloween Chapter” last year, “it’s based on the original movie. Michael is the ultimate stalker. So as opposed to all the other killers that we have, Michael sees you and he watches you. So the power of Michael grows as he’s stalking you. And at some point he will be able to build up that meter, that power, until he becomes evil incarnate.



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  • 8-bit Jason

    While I’m very happy that I’ll be able to play as Michael Myers in DBD, I prefer the Friday the 13th game format. I hope that F13th success will inspire other studios to make other games based on horror icons.

  • Gd

    halloween needs its own game, i know i wouldn’t be the only one to pay for that.
    a stalking game with pov , so simple yet so effective, it wouldn’t be that much expensive to make and it would be very profitable. not to mention john carpenter is a videogame lover and would be more than thrilled to contribuite to it in any way. what are studios waiting for?!

  • enemy

    What’s better DBD or The Friday the 13th game? Anyone

    • Homeless Joe

      I prefer Friday the 13th over DBD.

    • fannypack aficionado

      DBD flat sucks. F13th is more fun to play, but you gotta play with friends. Public matches are corrupted with people helping Jason find counselors in an effort to rank up XP.

    • boxcar182

      They’re both similar in concept but play very differently.

      Friday the 13th is more open and has a slower pace. If Jason sees you then you are most likely done for. Both the survivors and Jason play from a third-person perspective.

      Dead by Daylight is more confined and has a faster pace. If the killer sees you then you aren’t guaranteed to fail, you have a chance to escape. Survivors play from a third-person perspective and the killers play from a first-person perspective.

  • Matheus Martins

    PLEASE!!

    ADD CROPSY!!!! from The Burning!!

  • Darkknight2149

    Because of the rights issues (not to mention Friday the 13th: The Game), I imagine Freddy, Jason, and Leatherface are out of the question. Perhaps we can see Candyman, Cenobites, Victor Crawley, Chucky, Norman Bates, or Ghostface in the game?

  • rhyyno

    “COFFIN BABY” from TOOLBOX MURDERS
    “CREEPER” JEEPERS CREEPERS
    “PYRAMID HEAD” – SILENT HILL
    “BABADOOK” – THE BABADOOK
    “Buhguul” – SINISTER
    “RAIN SLICKER” I KNOW WHAT YOU DID LAST SUMMER
    “MINER” MY BLOODY VALENTINE

    • boxcar182

      The Creeper would fit perfectly in this game. I would love to see Pyramid Head too but I think Konami would first have to remove the stick from their butt in order for that to happen.

  • Josh Blitzenbrox Myers

    I’m happy that slasher icons are making it into video games…I am sad that it is in a game as bad as this. I’ve tried multiple times to get into Dead By Daylight but it’s just so simplistic and basic. Poorly programmed too. I’d like to either see these horror icons get much better, higher budget games of their own, or all together in something akin to Mortal Kombat

    • Marc

      Ed Boon has been talking about making a fighting game with horror icons. Maybe that’ll even be the next game.

  • Adam Matthews

    the trailer released for the halloween version of the game was AWESOME considered buying it but then luckily checked the gameplay out on youtube and it is embarrassingly bad – looks like a game for the iPhone 3

    • Armati

      What? You are nuts.

    • boxcar182

      It is actually pretty fun. If you get in a match with 4 good team mates and a killer who doesn’t camp around the hooks then you will have a good time.

  • boxcar182

    I’m surprised to see the hate for this game. I am personally enjoying it but my only complaints are on the technical side. I am playing on Xbox One and sometimes the frame rate stutters and there is some rubber band lag here and there.

  • augster3

    I recently bought Dead by Daylight as a change of pace after playing Friday the 13th the game for a few months. Even though the game still needs quite a bit of work, F13th is the much more fun and, ultimately, better game to play. There are more objectives, the killer is memorable, the game is dripping with lore and throwbacks to its franchise’s history. I just couldn’t get into DBD. I’ve tried multiple times as the killers and as the survivors, but both experiences ended up being exceptionally frustrating. The game just looks really unfinished, as well. Look at Haddonfield, for example. I can’t help but feel like it everything there looks like it’s made out of cardboard. Now, I’m not saying the F13th looks like a masterpiece, but at least it looks like a next gen game. But, I digress. . .

    I’ve always wanted a Halloween game in the same style as the Friday the 13th game. You’re either stalking or being stalked. It’s totally in the nature of the series. Plus, you could have Loomis as a hero character! Older Laurie could be one, too! She could kill him by chopping off his head!

    It irks me that DBD got to license the Halloween property. This franchise deserves a better game that will feel like a true addition to Halloween and not just some graphically rough looking houses, hedges and character models (Haddonfield sure looks like it went to the dumps in DBD). It’s clear that there’s a demand for a F13th type of game. Look at the sales numbers. Give the Halloween franchise to capable developers to make the ultimate horror movie video game adaptation.

    • 8-bit Jason

      Yeah, the F13th game, even with all its flaws, set a standard. I’d love to see whole Halloween game made in the same format.

  • Sam Beckett

    I want an Evil Dead game in the mould of F13 game with 1 deadite vs 6 people at the cabin. The deadite could convert other players making being the only survivor vs 6 deadites a real nightmare. Plus you could call Ash via portal as with Tommy Jarvis.

  • turk

    Is this the same Halloween add-on they released for DBD last October on the PC? I played it back then.

  • Al Sheldon

    I personally prefer DbD over F13. Great games but F13 is only fun when I have friends to play with while DbD is always fun.

  • Azwethinkweiz

    Just me or is that knife way too big?

    • boxcar182

      Haha I agree. That knife to comically big.

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