Payday fans, get ready for some exciting news! A short teaser trailer has announced the gameplay reveal of Payday 3 this summer. The highly anticipated game, a soft reboot for the franchise, takes place several years after Payday 2 and features the original four characters of Dallas, Hoxton, Chains, and Wolf.
What We Know So Far
Payday 3 will take place in New York City and will introduce new hazards and opportunities such as mass surveillance, the dark web, and cryptocurrency. In an interview with GamesIndustry.biz, Starbreeze boss Tobias Sjogren expressed feeling pressure to deliver with the sequel, especially since the franchise already has 40 million fans.
After the lackluster response to Starbreeze’s previous game, Overkill’s The Walking Dead, the studio is banking on Payday 3 to reinvigorate its business. The game has already been “fully financed” through a deal with Koch Media.
Starbreeze has confirmed that gameplay will be identical on PC and consoles, which is expected to drive sales on both platforms. The game is set for release sometime in 2023.
The teaser trailer shows the silhouette of a man in a trenchcoat standing in a dark room illuminated only by the glow of computer screens. The man says, “Alright, it’s a simple job,” before the trailer reveals that gameplay is coming this summer. The short clip managed to generate tremendous excitement on social media, with the top YouTube comment reading, “Words cannot describe how hyped I am for this game.”
What Fans Are Saying
Despite the scant details provided so far, Payday fans are already buzzing with excitement about the upcoming title. Many praised the teaser trailer for building up anticipation for the gameplay reveal, while others expressed enthusiasm about returning to the original characters and their world in New York City. Fans are hopeful that the game’s new features and mechanics, such as mass surveillance and the dark web, will add exciting new gameplay elements to the franchise.
If Payday 3 can live up to the hype generated by the teaser trailer, it should be one of the most anticipated games of 2023. The game’s setting in New York City and use of mass surveillance and cryptocurrency could give players even more agency and control over their heists, and the return of the original characters should please longtime fans of the series. With a promising development team and an already devoted fan base, Payday 3 has all the makings of a blockbuster hit.