Q+A with DEAD BY DAYLIGHT Game Director, Mathieu Cote!

The announcement of the Dead By Daylight: Ghost Face DLC... grabbed my attention, especially with this sweet trailer. 

I saw this trailer and thought... "The words for today are... Bad A**!" Then I heard about the upcoming 09/24/19 Nintendo Switch release and thought... hmmm that could be interesting. 

I know the Nintendo Switch has more than doubled the Wii U unit sales as of March 31, 2019 (based on Nintendo sales data), and I know every single owner isn't in need of a permission slip. So with this planned release... it clearly shows to me that more developers are acknowledging the number of core gamers making their way onto the switch... even if its a secondary console purchase for portable gaming.

I wanted to know the motivation behind the pending release of Dead By Daylight on the console, and was provided with answers by none other than... Behaviour Digital's Game Director, Mathieu Cote.

What was the motivation behind the Nintendo Switch release?

  • We have always wanted to get this game in the hands of as many players as we could. The Switch is a great gaming console but it is so unique and different that we needed to take our time to make sure we did it justice. - Mathieu

Has the platform proven itself to be an additional place to access a critical number of core gamers?

  • We believe that, not only we will be able to reach new players with this console but we will also be giving our current players a new way to experience the game. Now they can take Dead by Daylight with them, on the go! - Mathieu

Some gamers have steered away out of fear that they'd only have access to an overwhelming majority of kiddy games. Do you have anything you'd like to say to them?

  • On a personal note, I believe that Nintendo proves, year after year, that you can make games that are for all ages and for all types of gamers. Not everyone can do that, but Nintendo has, consistently.
Lately, Nintendo is making it clear that the Switch is not just for kids. There is a large portion of very mature, hardcore gamers enjoying that console and they are making efforts to try and make them feel welcome by adding more mature titles to their library. Dead by Daylight is a perfect example of that. - Mathieu

I didn't say whether or not I agreed with Mathieu, but... I do. Nintendo is doing what they need to do in order to show core gamers that we're welcome. Take a look at Nintendo's E3 line up, which includes Dead By Daylight... and you'll see what I mean.

The ability to game on the go is something they wanted their home console to benefit from... and you could kinda sorta see that transition coming. Now they don't have to bring out another handheld console alongside their home console because they're one in the same. Not everyone has the ability to kick back and log hours on a stationary console... so the Switch makes sense (and does both).

Not arguing specs... this is about core gaming action on the console.

Even if there are re-releases... some games like Dead By Daylight have focused on extended the life of their game rather than making new installments once every year or two... so there is something fresh coming down the pipe regardless of the initial release date. Gotta love replay value.

Anyway, I hope you've enjoyed this little Q&A... feel free to wash it down with some Nintendo E3 action, don't forget to show us some love at one of the links below... and i'll see you in the next one. Game on!

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