Fans have been waiting for quite some time now for news on Payday 3, and now it seems that publisher Starbreeze has delivered. Payday 3, the long awaited third instalment in the series has been in development for a couple of years now and Starbreeze have remained tight lipped on the title until now.
Of course, it may still be a while before we see a trailer emerge for Payday 3, but at least we have some new information to tide us over until then. As part of the Payday franchise’s 10 year anniversary Starbreeze let slip some information on Payday 3’s setting and storyline.
It looks as if the upcoming title will be set in New York City, Starbreeze have said that it will be “a living, enormous representation of the city.” Along with the New York setting, it has also been mentioned that the game will see the return of the four fan favourite characters from the original title Payday: The Heist; Chains, Hoxton, Dallas and Wolf.
Starbreeze also gave fans some brief information on what they can expect from the games storyline “Payday 3 is set several years after the events of 2, where the gang retired from their life of crime and rode off into the sunset”.
In a recent press release Starbreeze said “In the meantime, the world of Payday has transitioned into the digital age, with software giants, cryptocurrencies, mass surveillance and the Dark Web all playing a role in the gang’s new gadgets, challenges and opportunities.” Although we are yet to see any actually gameplay or footage of the game, we do know that the game is scheduled to release at some point in 2023.