It has been a tough few weeks for Payday 2 developer Overkill, specifically Global Brand Director Almir Listo. Yesterday Listo published a Steam Community update apologizing for the past few weeks of trouble that has brewed in the PayDay 2 community over the addition of microtransactions.
Listo talked with volunteer moderators Ashley, Tessio and Jones for two hours about the problems between the developer and the community. The outcome of which was,
We’re currently looking into what we can do to make up for the final COP-reward. Ashley and Jones gave several suggestions from the community that we are currently discussing internally.Our main goal is to try to find a way to reduce or remove the random elements of the final reward, whatever that reward will be. Regarding stat boosts, Ashley and Jones suggested that we introduce something similar to StatTrak as part of future safes, a feature used in CS:GO in their cases. This is something we’ve been thinking about as well, and something that we will discuss going forward. I must stress however that we cannot currently make any promises but these are things we will be discussing as we move forward.
While it appears the microtransactions are not about to be removed, Listo did reveal that eight Overkill developers will be engaging with the community in the game’s forums beginning next week. During the DreamHack tour, which will see Overkill visiting Sweden, Germany, Russia, and the United States, Listo will be meeting with moderators and players to further discuss the problems they have with the current status of the game.