What's new
  • Howdy, Guest!

    We have issued a forced password reset on all user accounts, meaning you will not be able to login until this process is complete. Instructions will be displayed when you login with your previous credentials, however if for any reason you do not have access to your associated email address, you will need to contact us at [email protected].

    For more information, please read this Important Announcement

    Thank you for being awesome!

Payday 3 Confirmed; Franchise Sold

mIADC3_2MOGmYlNgBZ0IeU_pE7sMzgc4nfX3Vj1ZL5nG3yxA48lPclL-AuTYMZI438J88uDhrQeg1uq0dOhGtJ4plfXIgOW7DRT0hnU2xnGd1Pc4L39hR_3NmKgPwKNFBc_wp1AR

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!

[Source]
About author
Zero
ex-riter

Comments

There are no comments to display.

Article information

Author
Zero
Views
2,775
Last update

More in Gaming

More from Zero

Share this article

Top Bottom
Login
Register