Payday 2 Is Coming To Virtual Reality
Headset owners will soon be able to rob banks in VR.
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Payday 2 has been around since 2013, and it's found a devoted fanbase over the past few years. Developer Starbreeze continues to support the game with new content, and today it announced that it's bringing the game to virtual reality.
Starbreeze announced the VR version today in a livestream and subsequently released a trailer for it, and it looks pretty wild. Payday 2 is already a hectic and chaotic game, so it'll most likely be even crazier when you're strapped into a headset. This isn't just a small, companion experience, either: the developer is making the entire game for VR. You can watch the full trailer above.
Because this is simply Payday 2 ported to VR, any unlocks you've earned in the existing game will be available right away. In addition, it will have cross-play between the VR and normal versions, meaning that you can play in VR with friends who don't have a headset. Payday 2 VR will also be free for current owners of the game on PC.
In the livestream, Starbreeze showed it running on the HTC Vive with motion controllers. It is unclear at this time if the game will be released for the Oculus Rift.
Although no exact release date has been announced, it will have a beta sometime in 2017. You can check out our original 7/10 review of Payday 2 here.