PayDay 2 News

Payday 2 scores Nintendo Switch release date

Heist shooter Payday 2 will crack open on Nintendo Switch early next year - on 23rd February in the UK.

North America will get the game just a few days later on 27th February, meanwhile.

Payday 2 will be getting a digital and physical launch - prices for which are still to be confirmed. There's no word yet on exactly what content will be included.

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Payday 2 dev Overkill offers update on Switch version, shows it running in portable mode

Overkill Software has offered a progress report on the development of Payday 2 for Nintendo Switch, and a brief look at some gameplay running in portable mode.

Payday 2 was announced for Switch during a Nintendo Direct back in April. At the time, Overkill said that its heist-themed multiplayer FPS was scheduled to arrive this "winter".

With winter almost upon us (sigh) and still no word on Payday 2's release, Overkill has returned. Sadly, its update video doesn't offer much beyond what we knew already - merely serving as a reminder, and a reassurance, that the Switch version is still in production.

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This is Payday VR

Free for all Payday 2 owners.

Overkill has unveiled Payday VR, a virtual reality version of its popular multiplayer shooter Payday 2.

Payday 2 announced for Nintendo Switch

Surprise! Nintendo Switch is getting its own version of Payday 2.

The four-year-old first-person shooter released back in 2013 for PC. Its new Switch version is slated for "winter" this year.

Apart from the fact it'll include co-op multiplayer, little is known about this fresh version.

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Payday 3 confirmed, Payday 2 ditches microtransactions

In a press release announcing Swedish studio Starbreeze has bought the full rights to the Payday franchise, Payday 3 was confirmed.

Starbreeze's agreement with publisher 505 Games for Payday includes a note about money made from Payday 3.

The note says 505 gets a 33 per cent revenue share of Starbreeze's net revenues from future sales of Payday 3, capped at $40m (around 27m), and after Starbreeze has fully recouped its development and marketing costs.

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Payday 2's latest update has players in uproar all over again

Payday 2's latest update has players in uproar all over again

Now the game's Steam mods have quit too.

Payday 2 players recently reacted in anger at the addition of paid-for weapon skins with stat-changing bonuses.

Now, Payday 2 developer Overkill has added new weapon skins with XP and cash boosting upgrades to the game's PC version.

The update has incensed the heist shooter's already disgruntled playerbase, just weeks after Overkill's last widely-criticised addition.

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Ex-Battlefield, Payday dev David Goldfarb announces new RPG project

Former Battlefield developer and current Eurogamer columnist David Goldfarb has announced plans for a new, untitled role-playing game.

Goldfarb is working on the game as creative chief of new Stockholm-based indie team The Outsiders, and is aiming for a release, at least initially, on PC.

Fellow ex-DICE employee Ben Cousins has also joined the project and will act as The Outsiders' new CEO.

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The Payday 2 website has been updated with news of another upcoming DLC pack, but you may be forgiven for thinking you've clicked through to a different game by mistake. The page is a pretty spot-on parody of EA and DICE's Battlefield series, right down to the logo, glowing orange and teal colour scheme and pounding soundtrack.

Payday 2 sells 1.58 million

Payday 2 sells 1.58 million

80 per cent of sales were digital.

First-person shooter Payday 2 has sold 1.58 million copies - and Starbreeze has hailed the game as a success.

80 per cent of those sales were digital, Starbreeze announced in a note to investors released yesterday.

Payday 2 was developed by Overkill Software, which is owned by Starbreeze, and published by 505 Games.

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Payday 2 Steam release date announced

Payday 2 Steam release date announced

PC next Tuesday. Other platforms next week.

Payday 2 releases on Steam on 13th August, Overkill has announced.

The game will release on other platforms, including PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, between 13th and 16th August, the developer said.

Payday 2, the follow-up to Payday: The Heist, is a co-op multiplayer shooter that revolves around a heist mechanic.

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Imagine waking up to find that someone had turned your name into a video game Easter egg and hidden it inside one of the world's biggest shooters. Then imagine all this had happened nearly two years ago, and the internet had only just found it out after someone hacked into said game's innards.