1080p Payday 2 Xbox One/PS4 Release Date Announced

The Crimewave Edition arrives in June; check out a new trailer.


[UPDATE] Starbreeze global brand director Almir Listo offered more details about the visual enhancements for the Crimewave Edition. We asked for more information about the specific comparisons Starbreeze was making and if PC players could also expect improved visuals.

Check out Listo's full statement below.

"This is compared to the last generation of consoles; players generally make the leap from one console to the other, not from PC to console or vice versa. Any comparison we make, we do so with the last generation in mind. When we talk about the PlayStation 4 version, we compare it to the PlayStation 3 version and so on. PC players will not receive anything exclusive as a part of this release, rather, going forward our ambition is to make sure all three platforms receive the same updates and content."

The original story is below.

505 Games and Overkill Software on Thursday announced that Payday 2: Crimewave Edition, the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 version of the heist-themed shooter, will arrive on June 16.

The new version of Payday 2 comes with more than two dozen DLC packs, including the Big Bank Heist, as well as the game's first female character, Clover. The Crimewave Edition also features enhanced visuals (compared to the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions, at least), including improved frame rate, better textures, and 1080p resolution.

The Crimewave Edition also has new heists featuring characters voiced by Breaking Bad's Giancarlo Esposito and Mira Furlan of Lost fame, who plays a character named The Butcher. The game also packs in more weapons, including shotguns, sniper rifles, and grenades, among others.

For a closer look at the Crimewave Edition's new content, check out the video above.

505 Games has also announced preorder bonuses for the Crimewave Edition. Anyone who preorders (digital or physical) will receive access to the Hard Time Loot Bag. This comes with the following in-game content:

  • Red dot weapon sight modification available for use on all rifle weapons
  • Exclusive Skull mask
  • PlayStation 4- or Xbox One-exclusive mask
  • Unique mask pattern titled "I LOVE OVERKILL"
  • Unique color pattern, only available with this unlock
  • Bundle of in-game cash

Payday 2 was originally released for PC, Xbox 360, and PS3 in summer 2013. For more, check out GameSpot's review.

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