After confirming a sequel to Payday 2, developer Starbreeze announced today that Payday 3 is finally under production.
“It is with great satisfaction that we also can announce that Payday 3 production is officially initiated and at a full design stage,” CEO Bo Andersson Klint said as part of Starbreeze’s latest financial report.
Despite not sharing the details of Payday 3, like changes in gameplay and new innovations, Klint said that they are not rushing to put the game onto the shelves.
“I’d like to especially clarify that this project will enjoy as much time as we deem needed,” he said. “It will be done when it’s done. This is our single most important brand today and the cornerstone of our business and we will treat it accordingly. Updates in the near future might be scarce and far between. You simply don’t rush Payday 3.”
Starbreeze didn’t talk about any new developments of the new Walking Dead game, except that it is still in development. It is being developed by Overkill Software, the same company that is working on Payday 3.
Recently, Starbreeze announced that they were teaming up with Double Fine to publish Psychonauts 2. Klint suggested that it may not be the final collaboration they do with different publishers.
“Our publishing portfolio has grown to secure a steady flow of products, big and small, for the upcoming year,” Klint said. “We are proud to have signed up Double Fine with Tim Schafer leading the development of their new AAA game Psychonauts 2. We are constantly looking to attract leading teams to our publishing business and 2017 will see a number of these projects initiated by Starbreeze.”
The Payday franchise is a series of first-person shooters in which you take control of a member of a gang. Keeping with the platforms that Payday 2 was on, Payday 3 should be for PS4, Xbox One and PC.