Payday and Payday 2 have been hits on the PC platform for some time now. The efforts of Overkill, Starbreeze and 505 Games have massed a cult-following and fantastic community.
The sequel of the duo, now titled Payday 2: Crimewave Edition, aims to bring this success over to both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The game is already out on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, so this is the new generation update.
That’s right, both consoles are getting the game, but this new trailer has shown up exclusively on the PlayStation channel. Why? I have no idea. The new trailer indicates that the game will hit in June, though we’ve known that for a bit as well.
A while back, Overkill actually talked about what it’s doing with the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions of Payday 2, and it wasn’t good.
…we have decided to retire the PAYDAY 2 update development on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. We wish we could provide more updates. For a long time, we’ve been looking at how we could add more updates from a technical standpoint. Sadly, we now understand that it’s impossible to continue doing so.
We are confident that we have done everything we could cramming as much content we possibly could on both of the platforms. There are several technical reason as to why. For one, please understand that from a technical perspective, some of these consoles are almost a decade old. While trying to understand why we couldn’t develop more content, we learnt that they don’t have the fire power or memory to deal with 50 additional content updates that we have been developing for PAYDAY 2 after its release.
For those of you who play Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 and have been looking forward to new updates, you’ll be pissed when you hear this. We hate this too, because there’s nothing we can do about it.
Right, no bueno. The company is currently offering a 25 percent discount to anyone who pre-orders the PS4 or Xbox One versions of Payday 2: Crimewave Edition. Those who pre-order will also get the Hard Time Loot Back that offers updates and DLC worth more than $80 at full price.