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Why It Might Be a While Until Dead Space Potentially Comes to Dead by Daylight

Highlights

  • Dead by Daylight has grown in popularity thanks to its horror crossovers, but Dead Space might not join the roster for a while yet.
  • The recent Alan Wake collaboration with Dead by Daylight was well-timed and successful, benefiting from the release of Alan Wake 2 and its positive reception.
  • While a collaboration with Dead Space would be a perfect fit for Dead by Daylight, the timing may not be right yet, as the game’s remake has been out for a year without any sign of a crossover. However, if a new Dead Space game is announced, the environment for collaboration would be ideal.


Dead By Daylight‘s roster just had another notable expansion, but one iconic horror series may have to wait to debut in the game. In recent years, Dead by Daylight has benefited heavily from its new chapters, with the game and its meta expanding significantly. While the improved gameplay options are appreciated, it’s impossible to ignore the role that licensed properties have played in the game’s growth. Every time a new horror icon shows up, it’s a reason to celebrate. However, one series may have to wait a bit longer for its own entry into Dead by Daylight.

It’s fair to say that Dead by Daylight‘s horror crossovers have played a major role in the game’s popularity. Many iconic characters from the genre have gradually been making their way into the game. From Killers like Michael Myers to Survivors like Leon Kennedy, both sides of the playerbase have benefited from these collaborations. It also has the side effect of giving fans of those movies or games in question further reason to check out Dead by Daylight, giving the game a chance to grow its playerbase. Dead by Daylight is essentially the Super Smash Bros. of horror, and that is a key part of its success.

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The Timing Might Not Be Right For Dead Space to Join Dead by Daylight

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Dead Space is a Perfect Fit For Dead by Daylight

In terms of possible future collaborations, Dead Space fits Dead by Daylight perfectly. Dead Space quickly gained notoriety for its scares, as well as its dismemberment-based combat against the Necromorphs. While the series did go dormant for many years, it saw a revival in 2023 that reminded players just how scary it was the first time around. In terms of Dead by Daylight representatives, Isaac would be a great survivor, while a Necromorph could make for a unique and terrifying killer. Even though there are a lot of advantages to crossing over with Dead Space, one factor could keep it from happening soon.

Alan Wake Joined Dead by Daylight at the Best Time Possible

The recent Alan Wake crossover can explain the situation perfectly. Dead by Daylight‘s well-timed Alan Wake crossover is happening just a few months after the release of Alan Wake 2. Not only did the game bring Alan back into the public eye, but it was incredibly well-received, to the point of winning three awards at The Game Awards 2023. The iron was hot, and Dead by Daylight struck at the exact right time. Alan Wake was more relevant than it had been in years by the time its crossover came along. The collaboration could not have come at a better time.

A Dead Space Collaboration Demands a Better Opportunity

Unfortunately, this could signal a missed opportunity for Dead by Daylight. Dead Space‘s remake launched in January 2023, and after a year, there has been no sign of the game coming to Dead by Daylight. Although it’s still popular, there wouldn’t be as much impact if a collaboration between the two were to be announced now. However, if a new Dead Space game is announced, then the environment would be perfect for such a collaboration to take place. Until then, the idea of Dead Space characters in Dead by Daylight may have to wait.

Alan Wake was more relevant than it had been in years by the time its crossover came along.

While there is still no confirmation of such an idea, Dead Space is one of the best examples of an obviously needed Dead by Daylight crossover. It’s a big horror game IP, and the crossover would have a lot of potential. The only issue is that the timing wouldn’t be right for such a move. Dead Space needs something to happen before it gets announced as another license for Dead by Daylight. Dead by Daylight could do well with Dead Space, but the time isn’t right yet.

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Dead by Daylight

Dead by Daylight is an asymmetrical multiplayer horror game in which one player takes on the role of a Killer and the others play as “Survivors.” The Killer must hunt the Survivors, while the Survivors must escape.

Released
June 14, 2016

Genre(s)
Horror , Survival

Multiplayer
Online Multiplayer

Engine
Unreal Engine 4

ESRB
M for Mature: Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Strong Language

How Long To Beat
N/A

X|S Enhanced
Yes

File Size Xbox Series
63 GB (November 2023)

Platforms That Support Crossplay
PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One & Xbox Series X|S

Number of Players
5

PS Plus Availability
Extra & Premium

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