Great news, Payday 3 is confirmed to be in development. Starbreeze Studio has now fully acquired the rights to the Payday franchise. The studio has managed to raise a massive thirty million. This is from selling shares of the company. Most of which will go towards development. Mainly the next installment of the Payday franchise. Somewhat inevitably, Payday 3 has been confirmed as a result. An official Payday 3 release date has not yet been announced.
Starbreeze Studios purchases full rights to Payday franchise
Thanks to Starbreeze Studios recent purchase. The studio will acquire all rights to the Payday franchise. For all future commercialization and developments. This not only includes future installments such as Payday 3. But also for Payday and its mobile versions.
The publisher 505 Games explains in a press release. That they will not receive the “full net revenue” from Payday 2 on Steam from May 1. However, Starbreeze studios and 505 Games will continue to split revenue. But only for the console versions of Payday 2. A Nintendo Switch version of Payday 2 is also coming. Which is a good sign for developers 505 Games.
Furthermore, publisher 505 Gamers will retain only 33 percent revenue share of Starbreeze’s net revenue from Payday 3. With a maximum amount of forty million. however, only after Starbreeze has fully recouped its marketing and development costs. There’s no information about the next installment just yet. A Payday 3 release date is undetermined.
Payday 3 on the way, but more to come for Payday 2
Developer Overkill Software has announced in a recent video. Payday is removing the dreaded microtransactions completely. This is great news for fans of the franchise. Wanting more bang for their buck. Without needlessly paying for extra content.
Overkill also promises to support and continue the development of Payday 2. Expected to last for at least another 18 months. This suggests there is a long wait until Payday 3 hits. A mobile and Switch version is on the way. Perhaps Starbreeze Studios and Overkill are hoping to grow enough funds. Which in turn, results in Payday 3 not requiring microtransactions.
Starbreeze sells company shares for development funds
Starbreeze Studios is pushing their development limits to new levels. Raising a whopping thirty million from selling shares of the company. Not only with the huge purchase of the Payday franchise. Some of this money will also go towards marketing Overkill’s new action game. Based on the popular zombie TV series The Walking Dead. The release date will be on PC, Xbox One and PS4 in Fall 2018.
The reasoning behind Starbreeze to raise money is unknown. Rumors point towards the disappointing performance of their latest release. RAID: World War 2, Released on PC and Console last fall. Unfortunately, this met with dismal reviews and negative player feedback. Payday 3 does not yet have a release date and development. Any news is very scarce at the moment. The Walking Dead seems to be next in line for releases later this year. Meanwhile, if you’re still craving more Payday. Grab Payday 2 cheaper here. There’s also an upcoming Switch version of Payday 2 in February.