Developer Starbreeze has finally revealed a bunch of details about its upcoming heist flagship Payday 3, and fans of the series now have a better idea of the type of experience they should expect. In addition to revealing some gameplay footage and the game’s September 2023 release window, Starbreeze also documented the game’s monetization plans, among other things.
Payday fans know very little about Starbreeze’s new franchise so far. The 2023 release schedule for Payday 3 is known and approved, so it’s only a matter of time before the developers finally decide to give a more in-depth overview of what to expect in the game and whether it will follow a similar path to its predecessor, Payday. 2.
A new Payday 3 FAQ from Starbreeze provides more information on the upcoming game. In addition to affirming previously known information (such as the game’s New York setting), the FAQ discusses its $39.99 price point, Silver and Gold season pass offerings, and DLC in general, which is a particularly important one for the community. point of contention. Specifically, the game will continue Payday 2’s monetization plan. Players can once again look forward to the Heist, Tailor Pack, and Weapon Pack DLCs, and earning the Golden Season Pass simply unlocks the first year of DLC, including 4 DLCs of each type. The Silver Season Pass, on the other hand, includes half the content.
Besides having three types of DLC, which doesn’t sound like a significant improvement over Payday 2, the new game will also feature PAYDAY Credits, a brand new in-game currency that can be used to buy additional Cosmetics This “does not affect gameplay” and will be introduced to Payday 3 sometime after the game’s launch. Of course, the exact details of DLC balance remain to be seen, but everything points to it being very similar to the system in the previous game, for better or worse.
The good news is that Payday 3 will be fully cross-playable on all platforms, and the game is being developed in Unreal Engine 4, addressing many of the production issues of its predecessor. Since Starbreeze put its financial woes behind it a few years ago, things have generally worked in the studio’s favor, allowing it to fully commit to Payday 3’s modernized development process.
Payday 3 isn’t the only heist-based game coming in the near future, though. Haven Studios’ Fairgames could steal Payday 3’s thunder, depending on the game’s positioning and focus. Even though the Payday series has amassed a sizable following over the years, Starbreeze should keep an eye on its new rivals, and a third series entry might not be as high-profile as Payday 2 was back then.
Payday 3 releases on PC, PS5, and Xbox Series X/S on September 21st.