Payday 3 Confirmed; Franchise Sold

Swedish game developer and publisher, Starbreeze Studios, announced that they have purchased all rights to the Payday franchise and also confirmed...
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    In an announcement on May 30, Starbreeze Studios, a Swedish game developer and publisher, obtained the Payday franchise from 505 Games for somewhere around $30 million. With the acquisition of the franchise, Starbreeze will obtain full rights to the franchise for any future development or commercialization, which includes both Payday 2 and Payday for mobile.

    Also announced during a press release, Starbreeze will retain full net revenue of the Steam version of Payday 2 retroactively from May 1, while 505 Games will split the profits from the console versions of the game. Starbreeze also mentioned that 505 Games will be receiving a third of Payday 3 sales with a cap of $40 million until Starbreeze has recouped its development and marketing costs.

    With no further news on Payday 3, some great news for Payday 2 players has come to light. Overkill Software announced that Payday 2 will be getting rid of its controversial micro-transaction system and will continue to provide Payday 2 with new content for at least another year and a half.

    "Payday is very close to my heart, and has laid the foundation for Starbreeze success in recent years," Starbreeze CEO Bo Andersson Klint said in a statement today. "We're very excited to bring our heisters home to the safe house. To start with, we believe in the continued success of Payday 2 and will support it for at least another 18 months continuing expanding the game."

    With the news this announcement has brought about, from the confirmation of Payday 3 to the removal of micro-transactions of Payday 2, are you happy with the direction of the crime-game franchise? Let us know in the comments below!


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  1. 3xTiNcT
    I've heard they're good games but I'll probably never play them.
    1. WWE
      Dude Payday is incredible.
    2. 3xTiNcT
      Yeah I've heard and seen, just don't have time for it I guess. Would be nice to try them out though.
  2. WWE
    I'm so happy that Payday 2 will get content. Literally only reason why I have my xbox 360 still (exception of MW3, Bo2, WaW, etc.) I have an Anonymous mask and I can now enjoy it again. I just hope the new Devs release a patch for the game because there is a glitch (I don't know how it happens) where the audio is continuously stuck in a loop. So let's say you're using the drill and the glitch happens you're stuck with the drill sound until you restart the game or unless you mute your headphones/TV.
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    1. Zero
      You provide me with broken links and expect me to still love you?
  4. Skibblie
    Lets hope it doesn't spiral into madness like payday 2 did. Though! It is still one of my favorite games on steam :biggrin:
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  5. Stocks
    Good news to see them bringing another one.
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