Payday 2 getting five expansions

Overkill Software reveals it has "a year of DLC planned" for just-released heist game; would "love" to add mod support.

Overkill Software has "a year of DLC planned" for its heist game Payday 2, which will be released across five expansion packs, game director David Goldfarb has told Joystiq.

"Payday 2--just like its predecessor Payday: The Heist--is a living thing. We have five DLCs planned together with 505 Games for the coming year," he said.

The game will be continually updated with paid and free content, "just like we did with the first game," Goldfarb added.

The designer also suggested that modding support could come to Payday 2 down the line. Goldfarb said Overkill Software would "love to add support for creating community-generated content," but nothing official is in place yet.

Payday 2 launched this week digitally and at traditional brick-and-mortar retailers. The game was profitable before it even launched, thanks to its preorder campaign.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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N1K0LA191
N1K0LA191

If these updates ever come to Xbox 360... Oh wait! They're probably not going to!

mihawkfuu
mihawkfuu

I can understand that they made a profit, When i bought the preordered version and i installed the game i could not start it when the game was released... so i had to buy the game twice... , This error code was accuring everytime about renewing something i dont remember, Dident even get the loot bag, It was like it was never installed.

netter99
netter99

They need to add a trading system or market like in madden ultimate team where you can trade masks, attachments, and other unlocks. Especially if one person needs an attachment for their gun that someone else wants and you might have the attachment they want you could trade it for a mask or the attachment that they have for the gun that you use. takes too long to get attachments especially when you can only get them after a mission and you could quite possibly get something for a mask or even an attachment for a gun you dont even use. Would be very cool and would add a lot to the game. 

sensesfail99
sensesfail99

In any of the future 5 DLC's they def need to add more heists, more weapons/ gadgets/masks and materials (first two are a given), and a way for you to move the hostages...i mean you can move bodies so why not the hostages? And for the love of god, they need to make it so you can close doors too! or atleast board them up like windows!

kozzy1234
kozzy1234

Game is so damn fun, what a nice surprise. Wasn't to big on the first game but this is better in every way. Glad there is free content/updates and pain expansions coming to.

wongph
wongph

need a 7 day heist

Messenger360p
Messenger360p

IMHO this game is good but it feels half finished. Many glitches & bugs can be seen on every game yet it still pulls you back for more.

I see the 5 DLC/expansion packs as bringing the game up to what it should have been when it was released last week.

The question is can we expect more games to be released in an un-complete state or will developers take more time to test & release games in their final state?

Tribesmaster
Tribesmaster

Console version of this game isn't even in any stores around here yet. Sadly that means I'm no longer buying it since my friends aren't anymore. Sucks, I was really looking forward to this game.

Learteb
Learteb

Really loving this game, but it definitely needs 5 DLCs over a year to keep people playing.

flammable_zeus
flammable_zeus

Sounds good but I wish they'd focus on improving the AI first. The AI just feels weird, and considering the whole game is focused on heists, you'd think they would have civilians acting properly and not just getting up moments after you hold them at gunpoint and tell them to lie down. If you have AI partners they don't even help you other than shooting cops (whether you want them to or not) which kind of defeats the purpose of having them. Cops just instantly arrest you if you stand next to them for a second in casing mode. No warning or animation or anything. Cops don't use tactics, they just rush in through the front until they start an assault which is when they come at you from every entrance simultaneously.

Also it has no option to have all civilians up against a certain wall or in a particular corner? That's just weird. I could understand if this was a heist mode in a bigger game, but considering the whole thing is nothing but heists, it feels unfinished if you can't even interact with other people in the game on a basic level. 

This isn't damning by any chance, since the game still manages to be fun, but I wish devs would get the basics right before moving on to extra stuff.

pupp3t_mast3r
pupp3t_mast3r

It's a great game at a reasonable price and if additional content in DLC form or otherwise keeps the game alive; all the better for players. FYI worth mentioning that the first DLC will be free for everyone who pre-ordered the special edition.

Yes there are plenty of games out there that really take advantage of consumers with their DLC but when a game is priced at $30, comes with an amazing amount of content and has great replayability value, paying a bit more for optional content doesn't seem like asking for a lot.

4le_breVVer
4le_breVVer

I wish gs wouldn't use the term expansion when referring to dlc's. Expansions for me were great and had loads of content. DLC's are an extra mission.

Shivatin
Shivatin

How dare they want to make DLC after the game is released. How dare they want to keep the game alive with free and paid content. Most of theses comments are so stupid. Overkill is not ripping anyone off. None of the DLC they say they are adding are on the disc nor was it developed and ready before the game shipped. They are working on the DLC now, you know after the game has launched. There is usually a period between finishing and launch day when they can do something, which is work on making more content. They can't add any of this content because it has been submitted for review...

SpinDie25
SpinDie25

AKA make the complete game at once than remove 5 things from the game to charge for later as DLC.. spare us the BS

drewdogg513
drewdogg513

i would pay for dlc women characters bring women to the game set it off baby!!!!!!!!!!!!

Fabian85
Fabian85

This makes me not wanting to buy it..

hadlee73
hadlee73

I think Payday 2 is Overkill's Borderlands. I don't mean the same kind of game, but it will be the one game they support for awhile, trying to squeeze it like a grapefruit as long as they can. Not that I'm complaining. I like heists. Not that I do them IRL, mind you... lol

DeViLzzz
DeViLzzz

They complain about piracy so their answer is to charge $100+ for games after you buy all the DLC and whatever .... fine


 Guess what b*tches I only buy this crap when it is beyond dirt cheap and you are making next to nothing off it and with many games I buy none of the DLC.

 Bad enough games cost $60 these days but when you add the extras holy sh*t !

 Hey people that pirate games can you stop doing that sh*t so we can get better pricing in the future again ?  ... and for the record you are stealing sh*t

 Payday 2 you can sell your extra sh*t but no I am not buying.

Agent_Vincent87
Agent_Vincent87

I'm confused..."5 expansions" for just the PC version or is for all 3 platforms?

Poison-tooth
Poison-tooth

Mod support is always good. Modders are free and dedicated workers after all ;)

Catz_03
Catz_03

Steamworks support would be fantastic.

twodogs737
twodogs737

Worst console launch ever! -a lauch date of the 13th with nothing shipped to stores? U take tips of distribution from microsoft?

jinzo9988
jinzo9988

Great game but I still don't see anywhere near the 30 heists the game claims to have.  Perhaps they're unlocked at higher levels... and perhaps they're the more interesting ones as everything feels pretty small and confined right now.  Payday 1's heists felt a lot larger.  Also, waiting on the drill is still as tedious as ever.

I do like the structure of having different days... it feels a bit like Left 4 Dead where it splits up the levels and I like that continuity.  I also thought the different locations for different gadgets you can use on something is really unique... like if you want to lockpick a door rather than bomb it there's a different icon on a different spot at the door rather than having to switch to an item or select from a menu.  Creative.

frylock1987
frylock1987

A years worth of unlocking stuff thats already on my game disc! 


AWESAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMMM! SIGN ME UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

sensesfail99
sensesfail99

@Tribesmaster your really missing out man, its a great game! even if your friends dont get it that doesnt mean you cant make some buddies online to do heists with.

sensesfail99
sensesfail99

@flammable_zeus moving the hostages to a corner is a great idea! I think that they should have thought of that. And the A.I. is very buggy, yes, especially when you clear and area and turn your back for a split second and then theres one or more cops there( and theres no entrance or doorway that they could have come through, they just spawn behind you), that really gets on my nerves.

Dan11223344
Dan11223344

@SpinDie25 Or, released the game and plans on giving fresh content for the next year so the game stays new and fun. We don't even know how substantial the packs are yet or how much they cost. Save the whining until you have some facts.

colt_a
colt_a

@Fabian85 The game is worth 60, and it was only sold for 30.  Its massive fun too.  Payday 1 was pretty solid in terms of price for DLC (and they had a lot of free content too).  All in all, if all 5 DLCs are 10 bucks or less each, I'll likely get them all.

Evilbunz
Evilbunz

@Fabian85 lol game is 30$..... paying for dlc for this game would add up to paying for the full price of any other game which costs 60$. And this game is amazing, idk how many people will play it in a year but getting it now is worth it even if you never get the dlc because a lot of people are playing it.

Noclippin
Noclippin

@DeViLzzz I pirated this game BEFORE I bought it. Piracy is the only defense we gamers have against asshole developers who try to cheat their customers. I don't care what you think or say on this issue, piracy can't be stopped- work with it NOT against it. And don't come here and spew your shit that "Piracy is killing the industry" the gaming industry has never been bigger and it will continue to grow. You can go ahead and waste your money on broken unfinished games, but I would rather be a fucking "criminal" than give anymore money to companies like EA (SimCity was their last chance and I even bought that pile of shit).

colt_a
colt_a

@DeViLzzz Its not 60 dollars, and you have no clue what you are missing on.  The community doesn't need dumb people that jump to conclusions though, so we won't miss you.

Ly_neku_ly
Ly_neku_ly

@DeViLzzz this game is only 30$ u said it was 60$ but if that still aint cheap enough there is a cool console to help u with that called the game boy or even nintendo ds or you could wait for steam sale

LuckySavage
LuckySavage

@jinzo9988 Apparently its 30 heists including all the different days within a heist. For example Rats is actually 3 heist. 

Getesh
Getesh

@frylock1987 I have to laugh at people who just ignorantly post shit they know nothing about.

Tribesmaster
Tribesmaster

@netter99 @Tribesmaster Prefer having the physical copy. I just ended up getting a different game, which will last me up until the release of GTA5 ;).

SpinDie25
SpinDie25

@colt_a @Fabian85 payday is nowhere near 60 dollars. The first one uses a nintendo64 quality engine and there is no campaign whatsoever. There is only one good map and thats the bank. $5 max

Dan11223344
Dan11223344

@Kisalon @twodogs737 Not in North America, over here in the UK it was 16th though. And From what ive heard Canada has had massive shipping problems and almost nowhere has the game. 

My guess is 4 guys in clown masks hijacked the shipments. Its the only logical explanation.

jinzo9988
jinzo9988

@LuckySavage @jinzo9988 Ew.  Shame.  In fairness I wouldn't expect a long heist that goes for 7 days(if any even go on for that long) to count as 1, but at the same time some of those days are super short and confined to a street corner or something and I don't think that's fair to call each one of those a heist in and of itself.  That's kind of misleading... they should've said 30 levels or 30 areas or something.  Oh well, I love the game either way.  To me 1 heist is the stealing and return of stolen property.  Some levels don't have you stealing, and some levels don't have you returning.

hadlee73
hadlee73

@jinzo9988 That's marketing for you. I've worked for companies that have ads on TV, and when I see some of the claims they make (not untrue, but also not as good as they sound) I cringe.