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PayDay 3 confirmed as Starbreeze scoops up franchise rights

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PayDay 3 confirmed as franchise rights change hands

PayDay 2 might have had its image tarnished a little with the massive debacle around the post-launch microtransactions, but underneath that lay an exceptionally addictive multiplayer shooter that is still widely played today. So it’s no surprise that the rights to the franchise are still worth a pretty penny to someone like Starbreeze, who yesterday announced their purchase of the series from 505 Games. And that PayDay 3 would be coming sooner rather than later.

The announcement was made during the sale, with Starbreeze purchasing the rights to the franchise for what may seem like a small $30 million. They’ll start taking in profits from the Steam version of the game from next month, while console sales will still be split between them and 505 Games (like it currently is). PayDay 3 will still see some profits go towards 505 Games as part of the deal, but only once the title has made back development costs. And only to the sum of $40 million after that.

Starbreeze CEO Bo Andersson Klint believes that there’s still so much the franchise can achieve, but understands the importance of continuing support for current players.

Payday is very close to my heart, and has laid the foundation for Starbreeze success in recent years. 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.

Along with that, Starbreeze also has plans to remove the pesky microtransactions in PayDay 2 that really didn’t sit well with players, and should implement that in the near future. It’s a bright one too for PayDay if this news is anything to go by, and it looks like Starbreeze really does know what it wants to do with the franchise. But better still, they seem to know what fans want too.

Last Updated: May 31, 2016

17 Comments

  1. Removing microtransactions from a game that shouldn’t have had microtransactions in the first place isn’t really going to help the games image in my eyes. Even if the game will be owned by an other studio now i’ll still not play the game.
    Purchasing the IP is a huge gamble their taking.

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    • BakedBagel

      May 31, 2016 at 14:13

      You know as much as i hate DLC. With Payday2 how would you go about making the game as replayable as possible? How would you keep customers there?

      I donot agree with microtransactions, but in the case of Payday, i somewhat agree with the DLC scheme. yes scheme.

      Im just curious to figure out how else a company like 505 would make money off payday2?

      Shiiiiieeeeet. I feel retarded lmao

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  2. Admiral Chief Protector

    May 31, 2016 at 09:42

    NOOOOOOOOOOPE

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  3. Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

    May 31, 2016 at 09:45

    Heists in GTAV >>>> Payday

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    • Ir0nseraph

      May 31, 2016 at 09:45

      And yet we haven’t played PayDay yet

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      • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

        May 31, 2016 at 09:47

        Let’s see how the third one turns out

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        • Ir0nseraph

          May 31, 2016 at 09:49

          Will do, just hope they do it properly, since 2 kinda looks like crap and that’s on console so you must know 😛

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          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            May 31, 2016 at 09:51

            Was made for PS3

        • Admiral Chief Protector

          May 31, 2016 at 10:04

          *turd

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    • BakedBagel

      May 31, 2016 at 14:13

      Lel, the only heist that seems to go down in GTAV is the loading screen stealing my off-work time.

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  4. Alien Emperor Trevor

    May 31, 2016 at 10:04

    Well, they made the Riddick games which were very cool. Let’s see what they do with it.

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    • Ottokie

      May 31, 2016 at 10:05

      There were Riddick games? O.o

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      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        May 31, 2016 at 10:05

        YES 😛

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        • Ottokie

          May 31, 2016 at 10:08

          Well that’s cool. I am a little too late to the party though.

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          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            May 31, 2016 at 10:14

            One of the few decent movie tie-in games.

  5. Jvdl

    May 31, 2016 at 10:12

    Nope, sorry. You made a solemn promise against microtransactions to the community that you (Overkill) had a part in breaking. 505 Games was not the sole bad guy in this story, you were a part of it, and I will not buy your products again.

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  6. Strawman Jim

    May 31, 2016 at 13:37

    Starbreeze… meh.. they haven’t made a decent game since Brothers. :/

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