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.

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whatever you do..


you'll be stuck with us at level 100 again. watching month after month go by & still waiting for the basic updates to come out that are old news for the pc & playstation versions.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> I'd imagine that since they're re-releasing it on the current-gen consoles, that they finally worked out the issues with Microsoft about the game. If they hadn't I'm sure that they wouldn't have even bothered saying it'll come to X1. And I'm pretty sure I heard somewhere that the X1/PS4 versions will be as up-to-date as they could possibly have made them

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

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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

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<< LINK REMOVED >> They actually did give a reason. Microsoft didn't like they way they did the content updates for the game, so they basically never released patches for the 360 version until sometime last month where it got a little love

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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.

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

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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.

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oh joy another frikin re- release

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<< LINK REMOVED >> What's wrong with that? At least those who have a console finally get the Payday experience they deserve, rather than waiting a little more than a year for an update and a few DLC packs

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

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<< LINK REMOVED >> 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.

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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).

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Xbox360 & PS3 is getting 3 DLCs soon, official info from yesterday. Google it

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> 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.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> 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.

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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.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> 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.

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

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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! :)

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Yeah, like, give it the DLC and updates that they brought to the PC, and should have brought to last gen customers.

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

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A decent campaign

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

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Damn! Another reason to get the PS4 xD

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Nah, get it on PC. You can actually get the full game that way.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> DLCs is coming out for the old consoles too, they said it yesterday on E3

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> 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

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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.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> Yeah, and the DLC I got for Xbox 360 was the darn pre-order, that I got when I pre-ordered!