If you’re looking forward to more heists and shooting the Payday franchise, you’re going to have to wait a bit for the new entry, as Starbreeze and Koch Media have confirmed that Payday 3 is set for launch in 2023, This was announced during the two companies’ publishing agreement which was made public today.
In the announcement, it touches on the franchise going over the 28-million mark when it comes to “installed base games,” and confirms the upcoming entry will be under the Games as a Service (GaaS) model.
Per the press release:
‘We are excited to announce this exclusive long-term PAYDAY 3 co-publishing deal with Koch Media who shares our passion for the PAYDAY franchise and the “Games as a service” model. In addition to securing the continued development, this deal secures global publishing of PAYDAY 3 as well as the marketing efforts through the entire game life cycle. We now have a strong foundation for a successful launch of PAYDAY 3”, said Tobias Sjögren, Acting CEO of Starbreeze.
With over 20 years of experience, Koch Media has positioned itself as a premier publisher of digital entertainment. Using its extensive global marketing and communications experience and networks, Koch Media will be responsible for publishing and marketing activities for PAYDAY 3 around the world.
“We are delighted to welcome Starbreeze as a new partner for our global publishing business. PAYDAY 3 is shaping up to be an incredible game. Based on what we’ve seen already, PAYDAY 3 is going to take the franchise to new heights and will delight PAYDAY fans as well as new audiences alike with innovative multiplayer gameplay”, said Klemens Kundratitz, CEO, Koch Media Group.
PAYDAY 3 will be launched in a coordinated release on PC and consoles in 2023, with additional content and functionalities planned for long beyond the original release date.
While that’s a long wait, Starbreeze has something in store for Payday 2 players, as the studio has announced the City of Gold expansion for the game, Check out the teaser for it here.