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The developer revealed the project, which it is calling The Realm Beyond, with a post on its official website. The project will add a series of free updates over the course of the next year, with the aim to completely remaster the game. The updates will introduce upgraded visuals, graphics, lighting and animations.
Dead By Daylight’s first update will be dropping on September 8 for PC and current-gen consoles and will focus on updating the Springwood and Yamaoka Estate maps. The graphical uphaul is said to make individual rooms more distinct serving unique functions, while more environmental storytelling details have been added across each map.
Certain maps will also incorporate entire new elements, such as a new Killer Shack which has been added to the Yamaoka Estate map. New animations have also been incorporated for certain objects such as using generators and opening chests.
Check out a first-look at the graphical upgrades in the first update below:
Dead By Daylight will also arrive on both PS5 and Xbox Series X later this year with improved graphics, support 4K resolution and the ability to run at 60FPS. Additionally, the upgrade will be free and will allow players to carry over their progress from current platforms.
Dead By Daylight follows a series of other games which will also be receiving free next-gen upgrades. Games such as Marvel’s Avengers, Cyberpunk 2077 and Watch Dogs: Legion are already confirmed to be getting the treatment.
Xbox has also allegedly told video game developers to not charge players for upgrading current-gen games to next-gen versions. EA has also stated that its future games will feature a free upgrade path to next-gen.