Starbreeze has announced that the third installment of PayDay is currently in production. But don’t expect an idea of when it will launch because the studio is in no rush to finish it; in the words of CEO Bo Andersson Klint, “it will be done when it’s done.”
He made the following statement in the studio’s end of year report, 2016.
It is with great satisfaction that we also can announce that PayDay 3 production is officially initiated and at a full design stage. I’d like to especially clarify, that this project will enjoy as much time as we deem needed. It will be done when it’s done. This is our single most important brand today and the cornerstone of our business and we will treat it accordingly. Updates in the near future might be scares and far between. You simply don’t rush PayDay 3.
It is also only confirmed for PC at the moment, but both previous titles have enjoyed a console release so we’re sure this will be no different. But worryingly, he also stated that 505 Games are still out-of-pocket with regards to the console version of PayDay 2, which may prevent or delay its console release as the publisher goes in search of a more guaranteed return.
“We’re additionally still awaiting 505 to recoup USD 5 million on console, while we get 100% of the healthy PC sales,” he said.
“Moreover, we expect 505 to have reached their USD 5 million recoup in Q1 2017 as we see impressive PayDay performance through digital distribution on consoles following the latest update.”
PayDay 2 received a lot of public backlash over its pushing of micro transactions within the game. We wait to see if number three is as reliant on these “add-on” purchases.