Overkill Now Own the Rights to Payday 2; Plan to Remove Microtransactions and Support Until 2018

Back in 2012, Payday 2 developer, Overkill partnered with publisher 505 Games. The partnership was formed with the intention of helping the studio launch Payday 2 for both consoles, as well as PC.

Today, developer Overkill has announced that they now own the rights to the Payday franchise and plan to remove microtransactions from the game entirely, following a huge backlash after their implementation last year.

Today’s announcement also reveals that the studio plans on bringing more content and patches to game for the next 18 months, up until the end of 2017.

The game’s skill tree will also be revamped as part of a new update, due out Thursday.

As well as this, Overkill staff Almir, Joakim, Hampus, and Jules will host an AMA on Reddit this Friday, from 4pm-6pm EST. The developers will detail the skill and black market changes coming with the update.

The studio also released a little teaser for E3, which you check out down below.

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Ben Petchey

Bad at video games, decent at writing.

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