Overkill Software and owner Starbreeze Studios have announced that they will be continuing their strategic partnership with 505 Games. Digital Bros. (the owner of 505 Games) will acquire 2.67% of Starbreeze stock, which will be used to fund another two years of development for Payday 2 and upcoming expansions on PC, and the upcoming PS4 and Xbox One editions.
“We’ve said that we’ll never stop making PayDay and the board is extremely happy to see where the franchise is today,” said Michael Hjorth, Chairman of Starbreeze AB. “The strategic partnership with 505 Games continues to strengthen us and the PayDay investment alone doubles down on our previous spend. We will yet again see the PayDay franchise being expanded with more heists, weapons, characters and even new game modes such as driving cars. PayDay as a franchise is here to stay and with it we are building a solid financial foundation for the company for years to come.”
“On behalf of the rest of the crew, thank you everyone for your support through the years! We wouldn’t be where we are without you guys! We will honor your support by continue supporting PAYDAY 2 for two more years,” added PayDay producer Almir Listo.
Payday 2, which launched August 13, has been hugely successful since launch. The PC edition has garnered much acclaim, and spawned numerous expansion packs including a cross-over with Hotline Miami. PS4 and Xbox One users will get to see what all the fuss is about this June when Payday 2: Crimewave Edition launches.