Behavior Interactive’s Dead By Daylight community dealt with a new rumor this past weekend that hinted the popular in-game killer, Leatherface of Texas Chain Saw Massacre fame, might be leaving the asymmetrical multiplayer title. Since Gun Interactive is releasing its own Texas Chain Saw Massacre: The Game later this year, it’s likely Leatherface will be cutting ties as a Killer in Daylight for a starring role in his own game.
According to the Twitter fan account @DbDNewsReal which has thoroughly examined Dead by Daylight’s public test build code, alternative unlicensed Perk strings are present in the PTB, with the names of the perks changed.
Alternative,unlicensed Perk strings have been added in the latest PTB.
Names has changed,but nothing more.
It only shows for people who don’t own the Leatherface Chapter.
So it’s very likely that they loss the license for Leatherface.
Keep in mind,this isn’t a confirmation. pic.twitter.com/ABYj2kTvJo
— DbdNewsReal (@DbdNewsReal) January 5, 2023
In addition to this, the DbdLeaks Discord suggests in a recent tweet that the license for Leatherface has run out and that both the developer and publisher for Dead By Daylight have not renewed the contract for use of his character.
— DBDLeaks (@LeaksDbd) January 6, 2023
While the name changes alone don’t necessarily mean that Leatherface is leaving, given the recent controversy over Leatherface’s cosmetics and racism and the departure of the game’s Stranger Things-themed content, there’s plenty of reason for Leatherface to be leaving. If he is truly being removed from Dead By Daylight, players who have purchased the Killer will still be able to play as him in-game after his departure, as is the case with the Stranger Things characters Demogorgon, Steve, and Nancy.
Behaviour Interactive hasn’t officially announced Leatherface’s removal from the game nor have they addressed the recent code changes seen on Twitter, so take this info with a grain of salt for right now.
You can look forward to Leatherface in all his triumphant gory when Gun Interactive’s The Texas Chain Saw Massacre releases later this year on Playstation 4, Playstation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC via Steam, and the Microsoft Store. The game will also be launching into Game Pass on Xbox and PC.