Dead by Daylight, the asymmetric multiplayer horror game, is celebrating its 7th anniversary this year with new content and updates. The game, developed by Behaviour Interactive, has gained popularity among gamers and streamers since its release in 2016.
One of the most exciting reveals for the game is the addition of Nicolas Cage as a survivor, who did all the voicework for the game personally. The game director, Mathieu Cote, spoke about Cage’s performance, saying “He’s got such an iconic voice and delivery. We couldn’t do this without him…In some cases, for the screams and grunts, we have used different people sometimes because these are extremely strenuous exertions, and they can take a toll on people. But in this case, Mr. Cage told us there has never been a voice sound-alike for Nic Cage, and we will not have one now. So he was generous enough to record every single grunt, scream, and exertion that you will hear in Dead by Daylight.”
The game will also be receiving new cosmetics inspired by the bands Iron Maiden and Slipknot with their own packs. Iron Maiden’s pack will be inspired by their mascot Eddie and Slipknot’s pack will be inspired by the members of Slipknot. There will also be a pack called “Artists from The Fog Collection” that will be based on designs by the community from all over the world as well as Ikumi Nakamura.
Dead by Daylight is also expanding its universe with a new chapter called End Transmission, which will be released on June 13. The chapter will feature a new killer, survivor, and will explore dark themes of advanced technology. The game will also be getting 2 new spin-off titles, one of which will be developed by Supermassive, known for Until Dawn, and the other will be a PvE multiplayer game from Midwinter Entertainment.
Dead by Daylight has a roadmap for the future, which teases new in-game events, Tomes, and tons of improvements to make the game more balanced based on player feedback. Joining the series will be 2 new unannounced licensed killers, 3 more new chapters, and 2 survivor-centric chapters. Year 8 is shaping up to be a bloody good time for the main title.