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.
  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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  3. Chazay
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  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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