Payday: The Heist - Left 4 Dead crossover in the works

Overkill Software confirms studio working with Valve on a mystery "in-depth collaboration" for robbery title and zombie shooter.

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Payday: The Heist and Left 4 Dead are coming together. Overkill Software announced today on its blog that it is presently at work on an "in-depth collaboration" between Payday: The Heist and Valve Software's Left 4 Dead shooter franchise.

Some sort of Payday: The Heist / Left 4 Dead crossover project is in the works, according to Overkill.

"We are working on a very cool blend of Payday and Left 4 Dead," reads a statement from Overkill Software game director Ulf Andersson. "I am sure it is so exciting that it will have some players check into the hospital before we are done."

No further details are available, and as of press time, neither Valve nor Overkill Software had responded to GameSpot's requests for comment.

Payday: The Heist was released last October for the PlayStation 3 and PC. A squad-based first-person shooter, the game lets players don clown masks and engage in bank robberies, jail breaks, and carjackings.

As for the Left 4 Dead franchise, the latest in Valve's zombie-killing shooter series was Left 4 Dead 2, which shipped in 2009 to a warm critical reception.

Discussion

74 comments
DarthJoe77
DarthJoe77

this sounds great i really love both left 4 dead games but i prefer left 4 dead 1 over 2. i also have played payday, its good but not as good as left 4 dead no way near. the idea of payday was good but the team ai was really bad they never picked me up if i went down and if they had ammo bag or medic bag they never dropped them, but payday online is much better as it removes the rubish ai and that makes the game feel so much better. so the only things i ask for this is;

 

1. please let us have left 4 dead 1 survivors back ( i hear this game is a prequal to left 4 dead 1 so bill will live again)

 

2. overkill please oh god oh god make sure the ai is a lot better in this game

 

3. valve dont let overkill ruin this game series

 

4. be more left 4 dead then payday

 

5. if its a cross over dont do anything stupid like cops and zombie robbers or robbers and zombie police

Blitz69
Blitz69

Alright... you've got my attention.

 

Eveco
Eveco

Talk about scraping the bottom of the barrel. 

thereal-15-cent
thereal-15-cent

Are we robbing zombies, zombie robbers, security guards fighting robbers and zombies, or zombies getting robbed? Either way, I'm interested.

AloeVera4
AloeVera4

Sorry....but that looks like shit!!!

Norrie91
Norrie91

WTF is Payday: The Heist?

Just give us L4D 3.

SauhlGood
SauhlGood

@zaiwen u can play the zombie side in L4D2's mp

zaiwen
zaiwen

why not control zombies for a change? u selfish bstards dunno what it's like from their end... do a lil somethin different, might be fun rippin the flesh of humans

hadlee73
hadlee73

Soooo... we'll be robbing zombies this time then? :)

Sgthombre
Sgthombre

Oh this is rich. In Valve we trust. 

oflow
oflow

whatever happened to the DLC you guys were gushing about for Payday????????

 

funkymonkey4710
funkymonkey4710

Maybe Payday The Heist takes place before the L4D zombie virus took over. Then this crossover will take place during the actual virus take over and we will see what happens to the Payday Heist crew.

 

OGKNav
OGKNav

AWWWWW SHIT. I always did say this game was like L4D, but with cops.

Jaxith
Jaxith

Neat.  I do love my L4D, and I tried out Payday on it's free weekend.  It's an interesting  game, but something about murdering hordes of police officers didn't make me feel very good.  It's nice to see a co-op survival game that's not about zombies but it's just not for me.  Playing as the bad guys never really sits well with me, though I am strangely curious as to what this is about.

Psycold
Psycold

I love both of these games, but I'm really having a hard time grasping the concept here. I mean, if you are robbers and if zombies have taken over the world, then what good is money? 

ZabuzaR
ZabuzaR

I actually put more hours into Payday then I did with L4D. Either way, both games are great and I can't wait to see for this crossover to be released!

StJimmy15
StJimmy15

Checked the calendar. Not April 1st. This is either going to be amazing, or completely ruin L4D for me...

IgotEpixx
IgotEpixx

Wasn't Payday just Left 4 Dead in exactly the same way bar the robbery?

BillyColeman
BillyColeman

way to destroy L4D oh look we are robing banks and theres Zombies pff L4D was an epic zombie game about team work with an epic cast and fantasic script and  dialogue. Payday The Heist just a random shooter this is fail nothing more

AFiercePancake
AFiercePancake

Everything was going according to plan until the zombies came!

aryeec
aryeec

Instead of robbing we get to loot and masses of zombies are our only enemies?

KillerBill316
KillerBill316

So... now we steal money from zombies? That means.... the zombies rule the world! Those bastards!

pez2k_
pez2k_

Ulf and the rest of Overkill love their hints. Sounds to me like Payday will be getting a heist version of L4D's hospital map!

sababa007
sababa007

Valve, we want EP3 / HL3, why are you doing this instead?!

"I am sure it is so exciting that it will have some players check into the hospital before we are done." Well Im sure players should check in the grave yard as soon as Valve announces a new Half Life.

First_Gen_Gamer
First_Gen_Gamer

Left for dead was a Bust series anyway. 

I waited too long for it, & was sorely disappointed. They offered nothing new 

 

to the genre... besides killing zombies 1st person w friends. But it can be better

BelaidKL
BelaidKL

I would have been happy with Left 4 Dead 3.... now im concerned as to if that will ever happen now with this new "crossover" title

sleepnsurf
sleepnsurf

Left 4 dead is better. While Payday was great, the support for the game is lacking and once they updated the game ( 6 months after launch), they broke it. Hopefully valve will be doing the programming lol.

ocsgabe
ocsgabe

 @hadlee73 No no no, the payday crew ARE bank robbing zombies, duh!

 

I never played Payday but as I understand the teamwork aspect works a little different than left 4 dead so I am thinking they are blending teamwork concepts rather than anything storyline related.

oflow
oflow

on ps3 that is*

oflow
oflow

 @Psycold same question i had about dead island. who cares about money in a zombie apocalypse?

oflow
oflow

 @BillyColeman actually payday the heist isnt just a random shooter it is a co-op shooter and actually decent.  You actually have to use a lot of teamwork to pull off the robberies and the concept was actually innovative taking major scenes from a lot of bank robbery movies.  

sortajan
sortajan

 @DashRender619 Won't be a problem. Valve has proven consistency, and the fans have proven loyal. Personally the only thing I'm sick of is hearing about Half-Life (which, mind you, I'm a long-time fan of). I'd be glad to have Valve make a game period, Half-Life or not. Half-Life isn't the only amazing game they've developed.

pez2k_
pez2k_

On PC there have been seven extensive patches, free DLC, and the amount of random events on every single heist has at least doubled. The support is fantastic.

 

It's a shame that the PS3 patches and content have to go through a lengthy validation process from Sony though, that's why the PC updates have been bundled into only a couple of PS3 updates.

PDXmauler97
PDXmauler97

 @ocsgabe  @hadlee73 

NO! NO! NO! NO! Youre wrong! its the payday guys and the left 4 dead guys defending themselves from zombies who are trying to steal back the cash that they stole :D

 

disregard everything ive said, its just a blend of game styles.

 

But what if it isn't?!

BillyColeman
BillyColeman

 @oflow well it wasint my cup of tea runing from zombies and working together to stay alive. to me is much more fun then robing banks 

y3ivan
y3ivan

 @BillyColeman the game is just morally  incorrect. they penalized players for shooting civs by reducing timer which doesnt really help when most players just rush thru as quickly as possible

Kaine852
Kaine852

 @Oorakp Garry's Mod was actually not made by Valve but still uses the same engine.