Late last month Behaviour announced that they were working on a mobile version of Dead by Daylight. Details were extremely thin on the ground, with only a trailer to go by, however we've received a little bit more information today courtesy of a blog update from the studio.
The new blog post revealed that the team behind the mobile adaptation - which currently includes in excess of thirty developers - started work on the project back in October of last year.
There's also a focus being placed on delivering an optimised, low-latency version of the game: "Our vision for DbD Mobile is to make the game playable everywhere across the globe. Whether you’re on a train, on vacation, or in a party with friends, we want you to be able to bring the Dead by Daylight experience wherever you go and play it whenever you want."
Dead by Daylight Mobile is apparently already in the beta testing stage, with heavier testing said to be taking place over the next few weeks.
For those unaware of Dead by Daylight, it is a one vs four multiplayer game where one player takes on the role of a murderer/monster/horror and must track down and eliminate the four squishy victim characters. The villain character might have strength their side, but if the human players are smart and attentive they can escape and outwit the enemy, turning the tables to stay alive.
According to the homepage of the mobile version, the game will be available on mobile for free when it launches. Considering that the non-mobile version of the game is premium - £14.99 on Steam by standard - with a character-based DLC structure, it will be interesting to see the amount of content included in the core version of the mobile game on launch.
Dead by Daylight Mobile is expected to release later this year for both iOS and Android. While there are not store pages available for the game just yet, you can pre-register for it on the official website. This will reportedly gain you earlier access to the title when it launches, as well as giving you a chance to receive in-game rewards.Read more about the latest mobile and handheld news in our dedicated section.