Ahead of the launch on PC and Xbox Series X/S on July 19 of As Dusk Falls, the developers at INTERIOR NIGHT have revealed some new details regarding online play, matchmaking, the companion app and its accessibility features.
Along with single player, there are options for local co-op, online, or a combination of the two. Local co-op supports up to eight players, while online play requires everyone to have a copy and an Xbox Live Gold subscription. Just like It Takes Two and A Way Out, there is no online matchmaking. As far as how co-op works, players need to vote on decisions that affect outcomes. In case of a tie, the decision will be chosen randomly.
Multiplayer is cross-platform across Xbox Series X/S, PC, Xbox Game Pass, PC Game Pass, Windows, Steam, mobile devices, and even PCs connected via Xbox Cloud Gaming. However, everyone should have a copy.
Of course, you can play local co-op through your phone and a companion app. No additional copies are required and up to seven players can join. The companion app supports Android 4.4 (Kitkat) and above, and iOS users need OS 12.0 or above.
Finally, there are a few accessibility features such as gameplay menu and storytelling, subtitle remapping and size control, text-to-speech, speech-to-text translation, disable timers for selection, and more.