While Microsoft has slowed studio acquisitions this year, the Xbox team has worked hard to forge partnerships with third parties. Along with major ongoing projects with Kojima, Avalanche Studios, and others, Xbox also appears to be teaming up with Behavior Interactive on a new project.
In a Linkedin post, a Behavior Interactive employee updated their profile to list an “unannounced AAA project” for Xbox and PC, a project apparently in the works since August 2019, built using Unreal Engine 4 .
Behavior Interactive is best known for Dead by Daylight, but the studio has also spent a lot of time acting as a support team on big AAA projects, like Gears 5 Hivebusters, Days Gone, Far Cry 5, Halo: The Master. Chief Collection and more.
This follows recent reports that Microsoft is testing a number of studios for potential acquisitions. It is possible that Behavior Interactive is indeed one of these studios.
KitGuru says: As much as I love Dead by Daylight, it’s a very flawed game. Hopefully, this unannounced project can tighten things up in areas where DBD fails. Either way, it seems likely that it will be announced in 2022.
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