Payday 2 to launch in August
by John Callaham
The original Payday: The Heist first person shooter turned into a sleeper hit for developer Overkill Software. The game, which was released for the PS3 and PC via download in the fall of 2011, had players take on the roles of robbers in various crimes such as bank jobs. The game ended up selling 700,000 copies in its first year.
Today, Joystiq reports
that the sequel, Payday 2, will be released in August for the PC (download only on Steam) as well as for the PS3 and, for the first time in the series, for the Xbox 360 console. The console versions will also be released in retail disc versions via publisher 505 Games in addition to their downloadable editions.
The sequel, according to a recent preview on Polygon
, will have more complex missions than the original. Player characters will be able to unlock new skills as they move along in missions and stealth will also be a part of the gameplay design in some areas. Payday 2 will have a loot drop feature that will offer players a chance to get a hold of new weapons, accessories and masks. You can also expect a lot of post-release DLC content for Payday 2.
| Image via Overkill Software