Major news for Payday 3 recently broke when developer Starbreeze announced a €50 million deal with Koch Media to fully fund the upcoming heist game, and to support it for more than a year after release through its games-as-a-service model. Starbreeze also confirmed a 2023 release date for Payday 3 on next-gen consoles and PC as part of the news.
Payday as a franchise is crucial to Starbreeze’s business, so this was a major deal that could have lasting implications going forward. GameSpot caught up with Starbreeze acting CEO Tobias Sjögren to discuss this new deal and what it means for Starbreeze and the Payday series. In our conversation, Sjögren talks about how the deal came together in the first place, the benefits of having Payday 3 now be fully funded, what Starbreeze has in mind for Payday 3’s games-as-a-service approach, and how involved Koch is in the day-to-day.
Also in the interview, Sjögren talks about the possibility of expanding the Payday series to new media and more. You can check out GameSpot’s full interview below.
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