Payday is sadly, a franchise that I have not yet touched. It has always intrigued me though. A game all about the perfect heist? How have I missed it? If like me, you’d be interested in trying it out, then you’re in luck. Payday: The Heist will be free, but only for 24 hours.
Overkill Software, the developers, are doing it as part of their celebration of the franchise’s third birthday. They have made a steam group with various milestones. The more community members there are in the group, the greater the number of rewards that are unlocked. Payday as a free download was the 1 050 000 member milestone. They have long surpassed that, and are now sitting on 1 511 280 (at time of writing). Here’s what Almir Listo, an Overkill Producer, had to say (via PC Gamer)
“This was going to happen on the 18th originally but since you guys did such an awesome job we want to give you the reward as soon as possible. Tell your friends and family that they can download Payday: The Heist for free on Thursday morning of October 16th at 10AM Pacific. We’ll give out clear instructions on how to download it come Thursday.”
There are a ton of other rewards too, but this one is easily the most significant for gamers who have missed out on the title. Be sure to add it your untouched backlog!
Maybe we should turn this into an opportunity for a community play night. What say you? I will gladly put aside my cabbage for one evening if it means coordinating and working together to… steal stuff?
Last Updated: October 14, 2014