Dead by Daylight developer Behaviour Interactive is working on a new multiplayer game for PS5, Xbox Series X/S and PC. The team are known for their popular PvP game Dead by Daylight where players take the role of survivors and a killer and either need to escape the map or take down each of the players.
The team’s new game is still much of a mystery and many believe that it might actually be a planned successor to Dead by Daylight. The studio has not officially announced the new game. However, new evidence of the project was spotted on the official Behaviour Interactive job listings page.
The studio currently has job listings up for an “unannounced” project at the studio. The first listing details a Console System Programmer at the Montreal office. This role requires “strong experience” with development for both PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S. The role also requires experience with cross-platform multiplayer development.
The second listing is for an Online System Programmer. This one is more interesting as it details what the game could possibly be. The listing states the role is for the studio’s “next IP”.
Details of the job description also ask for experience in making inventory systems, achievements and scoreboards. It also lists the game featuring live updates, player progression and games as a service mechanics.
- Implement a complete solution to interface between the game and the backend such as Inventory, achievements, and scoreboards;
- Support connectivity with many backend services (authentication, profile, transactions, etc.);
- Implement server and session management logic pertaining to matchmaking;
- Adapt the game flow to support various network topologies and platforms;
- Ensure robustness of the solution to be live and online all the time;
- Design and implement support for the necessary analytics;
- Implement various tools to support and debug the networking platforms.
By the sound of things, Behaviour Interactive might be working on a successor for Dead by Daylight but at the same time, a new IP. Meaning the game will carry over some of the loved features in the series while also delivering a new setting with new features and mechanics.