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Is Leatherface getting the chop in Dead by Daylight? (Update)

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[Update: Behavior Interactive has confirmed to Destructoid that Leatherface is not being removed from Dead by Daylight, and will remain part of the posse of killers stalking their way through The Fog.

A new rumor hit the community of Behavior Interactive’s Dead by Daylight this weekend, suggesting that one of its popular Hunters — Leatherface of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre fame — might be preparing to take on his final slaughterthons in the assymetrical slasher.

According to a moderator from the sneaky-leaky DbDLeaks Discord, the license for Leatherface is about to reach its conclusion, with no suggestion that the developer, or publisher, are prepared to renew the contract for yer boy Bubba. The rumor, though not confirmed, seems snug, as Leatherface will soon be making his hammer blows felt in his very own assymetrical title, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, which is currently in development at Sumo Digital.

Scheduled to launch later in 2023, and published by Gun Interactive, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre will see players on the run from the terrifying Sawyer family, consisting of The Hitchhiker, The Cook, and, of course, Leatherface himself. As such, one would assume that this title would have the exclusive rights to the saggy-pants psychopath, and would rather he wasn’t making an appearance in other games, especially one so immediately similar to its own.

Behavior Interactive is yet to comment on the rumor, but we’ll be sure to update this story once we know the official score. For now, it seems, Dead by Daylight Leatherface mains should probably get their “fill” of Survivors, before their favorite run ‘n’ revver goes jogging through the woods for pastures new.

Dead by Daylight is available now on PlayStation, PC, Xbox, Nintendo Switch, and mobile platforms.


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