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PAYDAY: The Heist announced

PAYDAY: The Heist announced

Sony and Overkill Software have announced PAYDAY: The Heist, an action-filled first person shooter for the PlayStation Network and PC. You can find the press release and screenshots below.


Action-Packed, High-Stakes Heists and Cooperative Gameplay Turn Up the Heat on the First Person Shooter Genre


SAN DIEGO, June 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE) today announced PAYDAY: The Heist, a high-intensity squad-based first person shooter where players take on the role of a hardened career criminal pulling death-defying heists in the never-ending pursuit of the next "big score." Quick wit, an equally fast trigger finger and above all teamwork are the rules of engagement in PAYDAY: The Heist, available later this year on the PlayStation®Network and PC systems via digital download.

"As a leading publisher of independent titles for both the PlayStation®Network and PC, SOE continues to innovate in the digital space with new titles that engage players with high-energy, multi-faceted gameplay experiences," said Christopher Sturr, Executive Director of Business Development, SOE. "PAYDAY: The Heist is a premier quality downloadable game designed to deliver a unique spin on the first person shooter genre. As an intense, gritty and unapologetic episodic cooperative shooter, PAYDAY is packed with cocky attitude, epic Hollywood-inspired action and endless replayability."

Players will embark on a spectacular crime spree of six heart stopping heists, including blasting their way through a downtown bank vault robbery, managing hostages in an armored car hijacking and even a midnight infiltration of a top-secret, high-security facility. Additionally, PAYDAY: The Heist challenges players with dynamic environments and adaptive enemy tactics — meaning no scenario will ever play out the same way twice. Teamwork is essential to ensure crew members provide cover under fire, guard key access points, break through various security measures and keep civilians in check. Survive wave after wave of the best that law enforcement can deploy as they shift strategies in response to player actions and gameplay style.

PAYDAY: The Heist was created by OVERKILL Software and will be published by Sony Online Entertainment. The game will be unveiled in SOE's booth at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) industry trade show, taking place June 7-9 in Los Angeles.

KEY FEATURES

* Six High-Intensity Heists: Whether you're blowing the roof off a building to extract a safe via helicopter or emptying the vault at the First World Bank, these action-packed heists will have players on edge and always checking their six.
* Interactive Co-op Gameplay: Whether AI or live, your crew of four must operate as one to bring get the "big score." Sharing extra ammo and med kits, helping regen wounded partners, guarding key positions, taking civilian hostages or cracking through various security measures — it's all for one and one for all.
* Endless Replayability: Dynamic environments, adaptive enemy behavior, shifting entry points, FBI agents repelling down on ropes through the skylights, SWAT teams crashing through the windows and special units crawling through the ventilation shafts makes each play-through of every heist a unique fight.
* Massive Character Progression Tree: Players choose a specialty — assault, sharpshooter or support — to gain weapons and equipment that fit their preferred form of violence. Unlock trip mines, silenced pistols, machine guns and much, much more.
* Shout Out Button: Players need to be vocal and shout commands and directions to the co-op crew, as well as hostages and the police if they want to survive to spend their cut of the take.
* Hostage Trading: Hostages can be a lifeline. If anyone in the crew is taken into custody, trade hostages to get crew members back and increase the odds of completing your objectives.
* PlayStation® or PC: For keyboard and mouse marksman, as well as handheld controller snipers, PAYDAY is the uber-FPS for a high intensity shooter fix.
* More DLC: Additional heists, weapons and equipment means PAYDAY — a digitally distributed AAA quality title for less than half the price of a retail game — is total OVERKILL.


PAYDAY: The Heist is not yet rated, but an M (Mature) rating is anticipated as the game may contain content inappropriate for children. Visit www.esrb.org for rating information.

All comments

Commented on 2011-06-03 22:57:26
i remember a simular game to this announced as part of the 360's first lineup but then getting cancelled... cant for the life of me remember its name though
Commented on 2011-06-04 01:23:46
it was called "Heist" ^^
Commented on 2011-06-04 01:51:39
So, the opposite of SWAT 4?
Commented on 2011-06-04 02:50:44
Haha, i know like half the people involved in this game. I pretty much declined a place at the studio in favor of coming to the UK working for a smaller studio. Might be a few props made by me in there still though :)
Commented on 2011-06-04 02:53:19 In reply to bombastico
Posted by bombastico
it was called "Heist" ^^
lol yeah
Commented on 2011-06-04 07:19:20 In reply to Megido
Posted by Megido
Haha, i know like half the people involved in this game. I pretty much declined a place at the studio in favor of coming to the UK working for a smaller studio. Might be a few props made by me in there still though :)
Wow, that's cool. Spill more!
Commented on 2011-06-04 08:29:43
looks great, cannot wait try this out
Commented on 2011-06-04 08:54:21
Gameplay! http://www.ign.com/videos/2011/06/03/payday-get-pa...
Commented on 2011-06-04 10:48:09 In reply to digi_matrix
Posted by digi_matrix
Wow, that's cool. Spill more!
Well to be honest i really don't know much about the game, and while i'm not under any NDA or anything i probably should keep my mouth shut about the stuff i do know just in case. The gaming industry is rather small and if you don't behave word gets out real fast :P

What i can tell you is that the team is pretty much old Grin, who made Bionic Commando and rearmed to name two games that people know of. Also they aren't exactly exaggerating when they say that the company is a mix of "industry veterans and fresh graduates" as roughly half of the people there are still interns, lol :)

Well i hope this game sells well, i know they are working hard on it :)
Commented on 2011-06-04 13:12:30
Oh cool so this is a cross-platform game, if they have a decent selection of missions this would be a good game to play with friends.
Commented on 2011-06-04 18:06:23 In reply to Megido
Posted by Megido
Well to be honest i really don't know much about the game, and while i'm not under any NDA or anything i probably should keep my mouth shut about the stuff i do know just in case. The gaming industry is rather small and if you don't behave word gets out real fast :P

What i can tell you is that the team is pretty much old Grin, who made Bionic Commando and rearmed to name two games that people know of. Also they aren't exactly exaggerating when they say that the company is a mix of "industry veterans and fresh graduates" as roughly half of the people there are still interns, lol :)

Well i hope this game sells well, i know they are working hard on it :)
Fuuck, those grin dudes need a hit badly after their lacklustre games. This game does have potential to stand out, if it sticks out the squad features as a selling point.
Commented on 2011-06-04 18:16:38 In reply to digi_matrix
Posted by digi_matrix
Fuuck, those grin dudes need a hit badly after their lacklustre games. This game does have potential to stand out, if it sticks out the squad features as a selling point.
rearmed was about as awesome at it gets, but the rest of their games have been pretty shite.
Commented on 2011-06-04 21:11:30
wow a pc game from sony... strange

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