Payday: The Heist

PC, PS3 / Action / Release: Oct 4, 2011 / ESRB: M

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Payday: The Heist joins PlayStation Plus Instant Game Collection

Payday: The Heist joins PlayStation Plus Instant Game Collection

Sony Online Entertainment's bank robbin' co-op shooter, Payday: The Heist, is the next game to join the PlayStation Plus Instant Game Collection. Subscribers will be able to download the game "for free" with tomorrow's PlayStation Store update.

But that's not the only thing coming to Plus tomorrow. Members will be able to buy The Unfinished Swan one week early, and get exclusive access to the PlayStation All Stars Battle Royale beta on both Vita and PS3.

Read more: Discounts on 'spooky' games »

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Payday: The Heist 'Wolfpack' DLC out next week

Payday: The Heist 'Wolfpack' DLC out next week

No committed criminal wants to run out of crimes to commit, so Overkill Software is bringing a new set of daring misdeeds to Payday: The Heist in a $10 DLC pack named 'Wolfpack.' It'll add another two naughty escapades, along with an extra character, more weapons, and other odds and ends.

Read more: Technician class armed with sentry turret »

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Payday: No Mercy explains 'how the Left 4 Dead series began'

Payday: No Mercy explains 'how the Left 4 Dead series began'

Update: Valve comments on the DLC.

Overkill Software promised it was working on a Left 4 Dead thing. Well, here it is.

The developer has released a new video, showcasing Payday: The Heist - No Mercy. There's no word on what it is exactly, but it appears to be a DLC expansion of SOE's online shooter.

Watch: Go back to Mercy Hospital »

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Payday dev collaborating with Valve on Left 4 Dead-y thing

Payday dev collaborating with Valve on Left 4 Dead-y thing

It's all go at Payday: The Heist developer Overkill Software these days. As well as working on a sequel and DLC for its coop crime caper FPS, and being acquired by Starbreeze Studios, the Swedes have revealed they're working with Valve on something Left 4 Dead-y.

Read more: But what are they working on? »

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Payday: The Heist sequel and three new Starbreeze titles in the works

Payday: The Heist sequel and three new Starbreeze titles in the works

Developer Starbreeze Studios is now working on three different games internally, but none of those projects are the sequel to its most recent offering, Syndicate. On top of those three titles, Overkill Software--which will be acquired by Starbreeze--is continuing to work on improvements to Payday: The Heist, in addition to developing a sequel to the robbery-based multiplayer.

Read more: No more Syndicate, for now »

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Starbreeze acquiring Payday dev Overkill

Starbreeze acquiring Payday dev Overkill

Syndicate and Chronicles of Riddick developer Starbreeze is picking up fellow Swedish studio Overkill Software, maker of recent co-op crime FPS Payday: The Heist. Gosh, imagine the co-op larks that could be had if they put their game-brains together.

Read more: More Payday coming too »

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Payday: The Heist delayed

Payday: The Heist delayed

"Big Nose Barry has the shooters, Hot Kev's nan knitted masks, Inconspicuous Ian got a cutting torch, Jimmy Blades on lookout, Purple Ronnie's running interference, and, as ever, Friendly Alf will be our wheels. I'm not forgetting anything, am I?" asked Petey Tong. Glancing around at the huddled slumping golems of sheepskin coats, pork pie hats and scars, he suddenly roared. "Lawks! Alf's only doing porridge for flogging hooky hi-fis to an undercover copper!"

And that's why Payday: The Heist was delayed at the last minute.

Read more: 'High-caliber' promise »

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Payday, Rochard, and Sideway dated, priced

Payday, Rochard, and Sideway dated, priced

Sony Online Entertainment announced a hefty helping of release dates and prices for some of its anticipated upcoming downloadable titles today. Rochard, Payday: The Heist, and Sideway: New York will all drop in late September and early October, making for a nicely packed fall schedule.

Read more: Release dates and prices »

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Sony introduces annual 'PSN Play' promotion

Sony introduces annual 'PSN Play' promotion

Just as we're in the midst of Microsoft's Summer of Arcade, Sony is answering with its own multi-game promotion starting later this month. PSN Play will feature a new PlayStation Network release every week for four weeks, and offers a free game as a bonus for collecting all of them.

PlayStation Plus members will get 20% off each of the games, making collecting them all a little easier to swallow for thrifty consumers. Plus, the promotion offers free backgrounds as pre-order incentives, as well as various bonuses for buying during the Play period.

Read more: The full line-up with dates and prices »

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Daily Filter: July 21, 2011

Daily Filter: July 21, 2011

Today's Filter includes a developer's diary for Driver: San Francisco, a new trailer for Dragon Ball Z Ultimate Tenkaichi, an opening trailer for Starhawk, four new videos for Street Fighter X Tekken, a cinematic trailer for Spider-Man: Edge of Time, a new movie for X-Men: Destiny, a new heroes trailer for Battlefield Heroes, a pre-order montage for Star Wars: The Old Republic, an origins comic for SSX, new screenshots for the beta version of Auto Club Revolution, a bloody trailer for The House of the Dead: Overkill - Extended Cut, brand new screenshots for the side-scrolling Sideway, a new trailer for PayDay: The Heist, new screenshots and trailer for DC Universe Online, and an angry new trailer for Asura's Wrath.

READ MORE: Check out today's Filter »

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Payday: The Heist coming to PC, PS3

Payday: The Heist coming to PC, PS3

Sony Online Entertainment announced Payday: The Heist today, a squad-based first-person downloadable shooter coming to PC and PlayStation 3 this year. You'll have six heists to pull off, with genre mainstays like blasting a vault, managing hostages, taking an armored car, and infiltrating a high-security facility.

The announcement promises dynamic environments and adaptive tactics to keep the game fresh as you pull off your various heists. It isn't rated yet, but developer Overkill Software is expecting an M for Mature. Read more »

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