Here’s Everything We’ve Learnt About Payday 3

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Payday 3 isn’t arriving till 2023, that’s the bad news. The good news is we’ve learnt a little more about the latest entry in the co-op bank-robbing series.

Way back in June, we learnt that Payday 3 wasn’t going to get a 2022 release and would, in fact be arriving in 2023. Why? It’s due, in part, to the problems that developer Overkill and their publisher Starbreeze have run into. Overkill’s The Walking Dead was very poorly received, to the point that the licence was pulled and the game’s no-longer available.

However, thanks to Overkill’s recent Payday 10th Anniversary stream, celebrating the release of the original game, we know more about what to expect from Payday 3. Here’s a round-up of what we’ve learnt.

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  • It’s set seven years after Payday 2 and features the same four robbers from that game.
  • It’ll take place in New York, which will apparently be a living city, though don’t count on Payday 3 being open-world.
  • The heists take place in a modern, digital world so cryptocurrency and so forth will figure into the game.
  • The media will have an interest in the robbers which could, potentially, help or hinder heists.
  • Payday 3 is still early in development; Overkill didn’t show off any footage from the game itself.

We are looking forward to getting our hands on Payday 3, given how much fun we had with the second entry in the series. We’re particularly eager to see how cryptocurrency, the Dark Web and other aspects of digital life – good and bad – are integrated into Payday 3. We’d quite like a mission where you sit in front of a computer, “stealing” NFTs by just right clicking and hitting “save as”.

Finally, we know that Payday 3 will utilise “games as a service”, which suggests there’ll be season passes and potentially microtransactions. Payday 2 had additional heists and skins, so it seems likely this third game will follow suit.

Payday 3 will be released in 2023, landing on PC and consoles.