PayDay 2 Pulls Off Global Retail Heist this Summer


PayDay 2, sequel to squad-based multiplayer crime shooter PayDay: The Heist, has apparently become so rich with features that 505 Games and developer Overkill Software have decided to take the game retail. Across the globe.

That’s right. When the game hits this August, the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions will be available on a disc, in a box, sold on store shelves. Versions will apparently still be available on PSN and XBLA as well for gamers who prefer digital download, as will the PC edition which will only be available via Steam.


“We have a bit of a problem here at Overkill – there are just too many great ideas and none that we were really happy to throw out – so PAYDAY 2 has become just too big to reserve release on Xbox Live┬« and PlayStation┬«Network alone,” said Game Director on PAYDAY 2, David Goldfarb.

“It’s an incredible position to be in, having a game that just keeps growing and getting better all the time,” added Head of Global Brand at 505 Games, Tim Woodley. “We wanted to do everything we could to make a game that truly fits the vision of the team at Overkill but most importantly delivers an exciting, rewarding experience for the player – be they a long-time fan or new to the series. We’re expecting great things from PAYDAY 2 and are really looking forward to working with our retail partners all over the world to make it the huge success it deserves to be.”

This is what the box art looks like on both consoles:

Payday2_Xbox360_BoxArt Payday2_PS3_BoxArt

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