Starbreeze has announced that they have been able to strike a deal with the publisher 505 Games in order to acquire the rights to the PayDay franchise.
This means that the Stockholm-based studio will be the sole owner of the rights to the PayDay franchise. In the statement, they also explained that they will be receiving revenue from sales of PayDay 2 via Steam starting from the 1st of May 2016, although 505 Games will still continue to publish the game on consoles, revenue will then be split between the companies.
As part of the announcement, they have also confirmed the existence of PayDay 3. Starbreeze explained that 505 Games would share in the net revenue of PayDay 3.
Bo Andersson CEO of Starbreeze shared his excitement in the statement.
“PayDay is very close to my heart, and has laid the foundation for Starbreeze success in recent years. “We’re very excited to bring our heisters home to the safe house.”
The PayDay games are co-op first person shooters, where players team up in order to plan and pull off the perfect heist.