Starbreeze Secures Payday Franchise Rights, Payday 3 Confirmed

By Mike Sousa on May 31, 2016, 4:54PM EDT

Starbreeze has reached an agreement with 505 Games to acquire the full rights to the Payday franchise, the studio has revealed. Payday 2 developer Overkill started the partnership with publisher 505 Games back in June, 2012.

Despite this change, Starbreeze has assured players that it will continue to support and expand Payday 2 for another 18 months. The studio started by removing all microtransactions from the game, making the Black Market now available for free for everyone. In addition, the game's skill tree will also be revamped as part of a new update.

The surprises don't stop here, however, as the studio announced that Payday 3 is currently in development. No other details about the game were revealed, but we can surely expect more news about the game at E3 2016.

Starbreeze also released a E3 teaser for Payday 2, which you can watch below.

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