Dead by Daylight developers Behavior Interactive are reportedly working on a brand new multiplayer franchise that will head to next-gen consoles as a live service experience.
Launched in June 2016, Dead by Daylight has always remained popular among streamers thanks to its gripping gameplay and often hilarious exploits. A wealth of new content has been poured into the game since its release, including the arrival of Evil Dead’s Ash Williams.
While rival games have tried to get some of Dead by Daylight’s actions, including the aforementioned Evil Dead franchise, players are still returning to the title from Behavior Interactive in droves.
Of course, after six years, the developers are looking to the future as a new competitive multiplayer game is reportedly in the works.
Behavior Developing “next IP” interaction for PC and next-gen consoles
According to a report obtained by Very Ali Gaming, Behavior Interactive developers have begun initial work to bring a brand new franchise to life.
While the thematic content of the title has yet to be revealed, multiple new job postings claim that “behaviour programmers are looking to port a PC game to new console platforms and support first party digital media entertainment service.”
The developers are looking for individuals to join the project, who ideally have “strong experience in Xbox Series S/X & PlayStation 5 console development and “cross-platform multiplayer game development.”
The Behavior list also states that “familiarity” with “mobile” is an element of the title, which could indicate a mobile port or at least a companion application for the upcoming game.
The developers are building a new team for their upcoming title.
More importantly, another job posting directly indicates that the project is for a new title, rather than anything related to Dead by Daylight.
The list, which is for an online systems programmer, reads as “Behaviour is looking for an online systems programmer, who will bring their expertise and rigor to our team to develop our next IP.”
Common outliers within Dead by Daylight are touted to appear in this new IP as well, as “inventory, achievements and leaderboards” are specifically mentioned.
It could be quite some time before an official reveal arrives, but until then, stay tuned for any developments.