After a tumultuous year, Starbreeze has announced that they are going to start bringing new content to one of their biggest games, Payday 2, again. The announcement came via a post on the Steam Community page for the game from the company’s new CEO, Mikael Nermark. This news comes almost a year after the company halted production on content for the game while they were dealing with troubling times.
In the post, Nermark explained that, now that the company’s future isn’t as up in the air as it once was, they have asked developer Overkill to start working on both paid and free new content for the game. The first of which is called the Border Crossing Heist is already well into development and is aimed for release at some point next month.
Nermark also explained that, when the company ended production on the game late last year, they created the Ultimate Edition of the game, so players could get all the content that had been released in the over six years since the game was released due to everything “was coming in above 200 USD” separately. “It was basically the promise of ‘get everything PAYDAY 2 in a package, until we release the next installment of PAYDAY,'” says Nermark.
We want to move forward and make more of Payday 2, and to do so we need your support to continue producing content. New DLCs will be a mix of paid and free updates.
Now, the Ultimate Edition of the game has been retired in favor of a new version called the Legacy Edition which will “be the best offer on anything released 2018 or earlier.” In addition to this, Starbreeze is bringing back an a la carte option, so players can purchase DLC separately again so they can get just the pieces of content that interest them. However, the price for DLC will remain what is stated in the bundles for the game.
All this news comes just mere weeks after the company announced that Overkill is working on and aiming to have the next installment in the series, Payday 3, out in either 2022 or 2023.