Payday 2 will be released to Xbox 360, PS3, and PC this summer.
The game is a direct sequel to Payday: The Heist, which was a cooperative first-person shooter. Since the developer, Overkill Software, joined Starbreeze last year, they’ve received a bit more resources to play around with.
In the sequel you will have access to CrimeNet, meaning more jobs. You will also be able to level up your character based on the amount of cash you earn.
These two games will be released sometime in 2013. With the latter game there’s not a whole lot information known, although we do know that Swedish film director Josef Fares will contribute in some way. P13 is still a working title.
Starbreeze‘s CEO, Mikael Nermack stated that the collaboration with 505 Games has the potential to turn into a long-term partnership.
Starbreeze will be moving from Uppsala to Stockholm.
Eurogamer reports that the game company will be moving to Stockholm in order to work more efficiently along with easing the recruitment process. This will in the long run improve the company’s success. When the move will happen isn’t known, but they will begin negotiations with the workers union and start looking for an appropriate office.
We previously reported about Goldfarb’s resignation. Goldfarb’s new job will be at the Starbreeze in Stockholm, Sweden. He will take the role of game director and work alongside Ulf Andersson, who is the current creative director, on a sequel to Payday: The Heist and an unannounced project.
“I’ve worked on these huge games, and that was great, but I really wanted to work on smaller, tighter, and more intimate projects that are more gameplay driven, and I saw the opportunity to do that [at Starbreeze],” Goldfarb said. “I just wanted to get closer to things that I love and this was a great match for me.”