Looking to rob some more banks with your friends? Well, the PAYDAY franchise is getting a new game, according to Starbreeze Studios, who recently acquired the rights to the PAYDAY franchise. Absolutely nothing is known about the game, but a third title is in the works. Until the company is ready to release more details, their focus will stay on the existing PAYDAY titles.
After the transaction Starbreeze will own the full rights to the PAYDAY-franchise for any future developments or commercialization, including PAYDAY 2 and PAYDAY for mobile platforms. Starbreeze will retain full net revenue from PAYDAY 2 on the Steam platform starting retroactively from May 1st, 2016. Revenue generated by the console game PAYDAY 2: Crimewave Edition will continue to be split between the companies as before, and 505 Games will continue to publish the title.
It’s Starbreeze assessment that the price of 30 MUSD will be matched by corresponding revenues on the Payday franchise until such time Payday 3 is released in the future. Given the strategic value for Starbreeze to control its hit franchise it is both in the short and long term a sound investment.
It doesn’t end there either. The developer Overkill Software announced, via a video on their Steam Forum page, that they will be dropping the microtransactions.