Starbreeze resurrecting PAYDAY 2 despite financial troubles

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Despite the fact that its currently undergoing important reconstruction work, Swedish video game developer and publisher Starbreeze Studios has made the decision to bring PAYDAY 2 back from the dead.

The news was broken in an announcement made on Steam by Starbreeze’s new CEO, Mikael. The short version of the news is that PAYDAY 2 is being brought back to life, with a new update coming soon. You can take a sneak peek at the new update, known as the Border Crossing Heist, here.

The longer version is that, in order to keep work on PAYDAY 2 running smoothly, Starbreeze will have to rescind its promise of all future content being completely free. All future DLC for the game will be a mixed of paid and free updates.

Players can purchase DLC separately or in one giant bundle, and all existing DLC sold individually will “remain as stated as the original price in the bundles.”

PAYDAY 2: Ultimate Edition is also being changed into the Legacy Collection in order to preserve it. The Legacy Collection will remain the best way to purchase the game and all its pre-2018 content.

You can read Mikael’s statement in its entirety by following the link here. PAYDAY 2 is currently 50% off on Steam for the next 25 hours, for anyone who wants to get into the game. The Legacy Collection bundle, which contains an entire 37 items, is 76% off if you really want to get into it.

In related news, Starbreeze is also aiming to release PAYDAY 3 in 2022-2023. It all depends on whether Starbreeze’s repayment plan is accepted but, if all goes well, along with more updates for PAYDAY 2, we’ll be seeing PAYDAY 3 within the next four years.