Admittedly, this is one of the most mediocre headlines I have ever typed. The sky is blue. It’s a nice day. A sequel to a financially successful game is going to be made. Starbreeze have said in a press release that a Payday 3 will happen, and that they’ll be in full ownership of the franchise from that point on.
Eurogamer report that “Starbreeze gets full net revenue from Payday 2 on Steam, however. Money made by the console version (Payday 2: Crimewave Edition) will continue to be split between the companies as before [Starbreeze and 505 Games, who published it].
Starbreeze bought the rights to the game for $30m (£20m), adding an installed base of 14 million users.
Starbreeze boss Bo Andersson Klint said developer Overkill, which it owns, will continue to support Payday 2 for at least another 18 months. That takes players through until the end of 2017.”
Payday 2 is highly enjoyed on Steam and while the console versions have never lived up to the customisation and support offered to PC gamers, the developer took a bit of a hit with criticism over their use of microtransactions.
Hopefully when Payday 3 is officially revealed, it will be a little more transparent with its offerings and feature a tonne of content for fans to enjoy from the get go.