Payday 2 Brings More Cops-Versus-Robbers Shooting to Xbox One and PS4

The heist shooter is headed to two new platforms with "enhanced features."

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Overkill Software's heist-themed shooter, Payday 2, is making the transition to Xbox One and PlayStation 4, publisher 505 Games announced today.

Known as Payday 2: Crimewave Edition, this updated version of the game will offer "enhanced features" and "new bonus content" to provide players with "the ultimate Payday experience." Exactly what these features are or what the content is (including whether any of it is DLC released for existing versions) has not yet been announced. Unfortunately, neither has a release date, so we don't yet know if this or Battlefield Hardline will be the first shooter to pit cops against robbers on Xbox One and PS4.

Payday 2 is a co-op multiplayer-focused first-person shooter that puts players in the role of criminals attempting to pull off a variety of heists. The Heat-inspired game was released on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC last August, earning a 7 in GameSpot's review. It was a strong seller for Overkill parent company Starbreeze, which was able to pull itself out of a 15-year loss thanks to the revenue generated by the shooter.

Will you be picking up this new version of Payday 2, or are you Payday'd out? Which of the games features would you like to see enhanced? Let us know in the comments below.

Discussion

26 comments
falondagoodman
falondagoodman

2 player split-screen for offline and make the a I's carry bags and fix drills 

trgrhpy89
trgrhpy89

And still no updates at all for the Xbox 360...least they could do is give a reason. I freakin love payday 2 but this is BS


dwaynebhola
dwaynebhola

I'll get it again for PS4 under these conditions from Overkill:

1) Half price of the PS3 version when it was released (So it would be $20) AND Free for PSN Plus members

2) Free Heists DLCs, but pay for Gage DLCs.

3) Free Infamy and Death Wish update (I'm aware it's already free on PC).

4) Plan to re-release by end of 2014


Considering the timeframe of the release of these DLCS (with PC having more favor than consoles) and the thousands of complaints received by console gamers, I think these terms are reasonable if Overkill wishes to make money while keeping a healthy fanbase.

N1K0LA191
N1K0LA191

How about releasing the promised DLC for consoles first before re-releasing on next-gen?

snake7510
snake7510

Payday is an innovative and unique concept and im glad that it hasnt been abandoned. Hopefully we'll get the updates and all of the free dlc after a small initial charge. I had high hopes for Hardline but it looks like a cheap skin change. A multiplayer mode that they added an extra 2 levels to and slapped on a $65 price tag.

Flyin3lvl
Flyin3lvl

oh joy another frikin re- release

oflow
oflow

If we already own the pc version can we get a discount on the console version??

spacecadet25
spacecadet25

NO WAY IN HELL I'M BUYING THIS GAME AGAIN TO GET TO PLAY THE DLC THEY NEVER PUT ON CONSOLES!!

Save face Overkill, and at least bring all the DLC for PC to consoles BEFORE this comes out, including the free stuff.

And if last gen consoles don't see the DLC I'm not buying Payday 3, 4, 5, or anything else from Overkill or Starbreeze in the future, since I can't trust them and they don't value my patronage (or apparently even want my money). 

Keitha313
Keitha313

Aslong as they're not overpricing it at £39.99 its an old game...

£29.99 at the highest price possible, personally would be more in favour of spending the cash on it If it only costed £20.

XxXDarkness0XxX
XxXDarkness0XxX

if its free ill get it again. since the frame rate to me was SOOO bad on PS3

zemjaza
zemjaza

The new "pre planning" from the Big Bank Heist DLC looks very nice! Maybe if the Crimewave edition could have that function to all missions in the game? That would be Awesome! :)

Dieofnv
Dieofnv

i want my progress to go pass on to the next gen system and of course im picking this game up !!!!


runningman5ksmak
runningman5ksmak

nice but with it going free on PS3 hope we will see it free for plus  on PS4 when it releases

spacecadet25
spacecadet25

@oflow  If you already have the PC version why would you even bother with another console version?  Why give them more money for their failure on consoles.

Tuben3
Tuben3

@spacecadet25 Xbox360 & PS3 is getting 3 DLCs soon, official info from yesterday. Google it 

spacecadet25
spacecadet25

@Keitha313  Personally I will buy DLC for previous gen (if they actually give us a good offering like the PC DLC's, if it's half-hearted then I'll pass), but I definitely will not buy the game all over again to play DLC that the PC gamers had a year ago.

spacecadet25
spacecadet25

@zemjaza  Yeah, like, give it the DLC and updates that they brought to the PC, and should have brought to last gen customers.

quidditch3
quidditch3

@Tuben3 @spacecadet25 Yah key word there "soon" and only 3 of some 30 dlcs. We were supposed to get some big update on the xbox back in december that also had the diamond store heist but the update failled certificationand now we are coming up on 7 months later and still nothing. atleast the PS3 got something xbox is still only in the same condition as it was way back at release.

spacecadet25
spacecadet25

@quidditch3 @Tuben3 @spacecadet25  Yeah, and they told us it would be "soon" a year ago, and absolutely nothing.  And they better give us the free DLC that was on PC as well, console owners sure waited long enough.

quidditch3
quidditch3

@Tuben3 @spacecadet25 @simonolsson19 Yah with no release date. PS3 got a big update in December that came with the Diamond store heist, the update for xbox failed and instead they gave us the Preorder loot bag dlc to "tide us over". it is now almost seven months later and still no details on when we are even seeing the first update.

Current update and DLC count

PC: 14~ updates and 30~ DLC

PS3: 1 Update and 1 meager DLC

Xbox: 0 Updates, and 1 meager DLC

NineteenthCross
NineteenthCross

@quidditch3


Ps3 version has 2 meager DLCs. The other one being the SweetTooth Mask. It's still nothing at all but just putting it out there.