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Starbreeze is celebrating 10 years of the PAYDAY franchise that all began back in 2011 with PAYDAY: The Heist. Since that launch, the PAYDAY games have gone on to have some great success.
Here is just a little of what PAYDAY has managed to do as well as a look into the future of the franchise:
- Welcomed the critically acclaimed sequel, PAYDAY 2, in 2013, garnering more than 35 million games installed across all platforms.
- Announced that PAYDAY 3 will launch on PC, Xbox, and PlayStation in 2023, in a co-publishing deal with Prime Matter (Koch Media GmbH), a decade after the release of PAYDAY 2.
- Starbreeze also entered a licensing agreement with PopReach Corporation (POPR.V) to launch PAYDAY Crime War on mobile devices with a closed beta coming late 2021
Starbreeze is, of course, celebrating in PAYDAY 2 for the next ten days players will be able to enjoy community competitions and discounts on the entire PAYDAY catalog for the duration of the event, ending on Thursday, October 28. Starting October 20, the celebration will make its way into PAYDAY 2, with all players who log in gifted an exclusive in-game Anniversary Outfit, as well as a limited-time game-mode where shooting festive balloons grant temporary buffs for extra-festive Heisting.
Here is what Tobias Sjögren, CEO of Starbreeze, had to say on the event:
“A whole decade of PAYDAY means millions of heisting hours and co-op fun. This is an incredible achievement and success for us at Starbreeze, it wouldn’t have been possible without our fantastic community that has been with us from the very beginning. PAYDAY players and our community have stuck with us through thick and thin, and this anniversary is a great opportunity for us to look back at all we’ve achieved over the last decade, and more importantly, to dig into everything we’ve learned along the way, ensuring that PAYDAY 3 (and beyond) are bigger and better than ever.”
Starbreeze also announced 10 Years of PAYDAY, which is a four-part documentary on the PAYDAY series. The first episode launches today, with new episodes releasing sequentially, leading up to the anniversary live stream on October 22. Each episode will focus on a particular time period across the last 10 years of PAYDAY and can be viewed on the PAYDAY Anniversary Website or at this YouTube channel.
Source: Press Release