“A brand new felony daybreak is lastly upon us.” So says Overkill Software program, builders of co-operative heist-failure simulator Payday 3, which now has a Steam web page. 

It additionally has a teaser during which fireworks go off over the New York skyline whereas 4 shadowy figures watch. The truth that Payday 3 goes to New York is one in every of few issues we all know concerning the newest within the collection, which is because of launch this yr after being picked up by writer Koch Media for its Prime Matter label. 

The unique 4 members of the Payday Gang, Dallas, Chains, Wolf, and Hoxton, shall be again following Hoxton’s temporary alternative by his brother Houston in Payday 2. “Step out of retirement again into the lifetime of crime within the footwear of the Payday Gang,” says the shop web page, “the envy of their friends and the nightmare of law-enforcement wherever they go. A number of years after the crew’s reign of terror over Washington DC has ended, they assemble as soon as once more to take care of the risk that roused them out of early retirement.”

Throughout a tenth anniversary stream in 2021, Overkill defined that it needs Payday 3’s New York to be “huge” and “dwelling”, with areas that change considerably as soon as the alarms go off and the shooting begins. It additionally plans to modernize issues with high-tech surveillance, new devices, and media commentary on the gang’s felony exploits. Apparently cryptocurrency and tech giants will play an element within the plot.

The deal between Starbreeze, who printed Payday 2, and new homeowners Koch Media consists of as much as 18 months of post-release help. That is not shocking, given {that a} return to Payday 2 and regular stream of DLC helped maintain Starbreeze alive following the disastrous launch of Overkill’s The Strolling Useless, a CFO convicted of insider buying and selling, reconstruction to keep away from chapter, and shedding 60 staff. 

As performing CEO Tobias Sjögren mentioned in a triumphant monetary report overlaying the top of 2020, “Our Payday franchise and ‘video games as a service mannequin’ actually confirmed their muscle mass through the yr with a number of profitable releases of content material for Payday 2. By late December, Payday 2 had grow to be the most important game group on Steam, with 7.1 million members. We’ve got executed two capital raises through the yr and paid off a big proportion of our money owed, strengthened our monetary place and thus enabling the continued profitable growth of Payday 3 in 2021—all key steps in placing Starbreeze again on the map as an trade chief.”

Principally, do not be too shocked when Payday 3 seems to be a completely live-service game, presumably with some type of battle cross.