On 21 May 2019, the independent game studio based in Vancouver, Canada, Phoenix Labs launched the free-to-play co-op action-RPG game Dauntless on Playstation 4, Xbox One, and Epic Store. The studio also released the Hidden Blades Hunt Pass, a new Hunt Pass with the game. Phoenix Labs also confirms that cross-play will be available across the consoles and PC fulfilling their promise of “One Dauntless” for the players. Through this, players will be able to not only play on any console as well as maintain their progression across all platforms.
“After a year in Open Beta and a ton of great feedback from over 3 million Dauntless players, we’re proud to bring our game to console and expand our PC audience through the Epic Games store. When we first started talking about ‘One Dauntless,’ we knew it was a truly audacious goal. No one has ever launched on console with full cross-play support from the start, but we believed in our vision and, thankfully, our friends at Epic Games, Sony, and Microsoft did too. Keeping the community connected is one of our top priorities, and with all the new players coming in at launch, there’s never been a better time to be a Slayer in Dauntless.”
- Jesse Houston, CEO and Co-founder of Phoenix Labs.
It is expected that when Dauntless is released on the Nintendo Switch and mobile at a later date, players will have cross-play there as well.