Overkill Software, developer of first-person heist game Payday 2, posted a countdown on its website with some interesting sounds to accompany it. The timer says "Day 01" and is set to expire 34 days from now. Notably, that date is the anniversary of the release of Payday 2.
There's an animated image behind the countdown timer, which shows a wall and some sunlight shining through blinds. A radiator stands in the bottom corner. There's a light switch and a door to the right. A vent is visible on the top left of the screen. Occasionally, something passes through the light source and the sunlight flickers.
When you load into the page, the sound of a ticking clock starts playing, then a record or radio program begins. Two people then talk about a personal trainer, a gym, and oxymorons. At the end, you can hear footsteps and a door opening and closing. There doesn't seem to be any meaning behind it.
Other than that, all that appears on the page are buttons that lead to the developer's Facebook and Twitter accounts.
It's not known if the countdown timer has anything to do with Payday 2. Overkill recently announced Xbox One and PlayStation 4 enhanced versions of the game last month, but the developer hasn't said anything about how far along in the development cycle it is. Payday 2 DLC also launched in June, so Overkill could be teasing new content coming in August. Of course, the developer could be working on something completely different. Keep an eye on GameSpot for more news as it emerges.
Can you make anything of the timer or the audio? What do you want Overkill to do next? Let us know in the comments!
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