Dead By Daylight screenshot of the four survivors

In an extremely positive move for everyone involved, the asymmetrical multiplayer game Dead By Daylight has now introduced cross-play between PC and consoles. In other words, regardless of what platform you play on (Steam, Microsoft Store, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 or Nintendo Switch), you'll now have access to the exact same pool of players!

This will hopefully make matchmaking a lot more accurate and thus improve the quality of each game, as well as drastically cut down on queue times given the influx of additional players. So even if you don't particularly care about playing with people from other platforms, this update should still be a net positive for you.

It's also worth mentioning that Dead By Daylight has added a cross-platform friend list. The feature works exactly as you would expect, though unfortunately there is no in-built support for chatting with your newfound friends. Instead, you'll have to rely on outside tools like Discord in order to communicate. A small annoyance to be sure, but well worth the trouble now that you can finally play with friends that are 'stuck' on other platforms.

You can learn a little bit more about the cross-play update, as well as check out the official FAQ, over at the Dead By Daylight website. Have fun!