Payday 2 'too big' for just digital release, also coming to retail

By Steve Watts, May 14, 2013 1:30pm PDT

Payday 2, the sequel to 2011's Payday: The Heist, is no longer a download exclusive. Publisher 505 Games and developer Overkill Software announced today that in addition to its digital releases, the game will be available at retail for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

David Goldfarb said in a press release: "We have a bit of a problem here at Overkill--there are just too many great ideas and none that we were really happy to throw out--so Payday 2 has become just too big to reserve release on Xbox Live and PlayStation Network alone."

"It's an incredible position to be in, having a game that just keeps growing and getting better all the time," said 505 head of global brand Tim Woodley, in the announcement. "We wanted to do everything we could to make a game that truly fits the vision of the team at Overkill but most importantly delivers an exciting, rewarding experience for the player--be they a long-time fan or new to the series. We're expecting great things from Payday 2 and are really looking forward to working with our retail partners all over the world to make it the huge success it deserves to be."

The game is still planned for its August release, and will still come out for PC via Steam. Check out our preview for more details. No price was mentioned in the announcement.

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