It’s shaping up to be a scary weekend for Xbox Game Pass subscribers, with Dead by Daylight featured on this week’s Xbox Free Play Days.
Dead by Daylight is a multiplayer action/survival horror game initially released in 2016. The game is playable on both Xbox One and Series X/S. The game also features cross-platform play.
Gameplay features a one against four scenario in which one player assumes the role of Killer while the other four play as Survivors. The objectives for these roles are self-explanatory: as Killer your goal is to snuff as many Survivors as possible; Survivors must work together to escape from the Killer. Simple in theory, but a blast nonetheless.
The game has seen a plethora of downloadable content since its release, with much of featuring crossover content in the form of chapters dedicated to the worlds of Silent Hill, Resident Evil, the Hellraiser films, and Leatherface (from The Texas Chainsaw Massacre), in addition to many more. The latest chapter, Sadako Rising, takes inspiration from Koji Suzuki’s Ring novels.
Also, from now until March 21 the game will be available for purchase at a 50% discount for the base game as well as all DLCs. So now is the perfect time to grab it, hook up with a couple friends and scare each other senseless.
Xbox Free Play Days is a perk of being a Game Pass subscriber, which allows gamers to play select games each weekend at no cost. It is a great way to try out something new and maybe even find a new favorite.