Starbreeze Studios News


Payday 2 cracks the safe with Xbox 360 demo

By Ozzie Mejia, Oct 16, 2013 3:45pm PDT

505 Games and Overkill are releasing an Xbox 360 demo for Payday 2, giving players a chance to try out each of the game's classes until level 10.


Why Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons is not meant for co-op

By Ozzie Mejia, Sep 30, 2013 2:45pm PDT

Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons looks like it would make a great co-op experience, but game director Josef Fares says that would be missing the point of the game entirely.


"I disagree with game director Josef Fares! I played the game by myself and I had fun, it's a ..."

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Payday 2 sells 1.5 million, director says versus possible for sequel

By Steve Watts, Sep 13, 2013 2:30pm PDT

Payday 2 has sold 1.58 million copies, and its director says the team has talked and will continue to consider a cops-versus-robbers mode, possibly for the sequel.



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Payday 2 planning a year of DLC, including female robbers

By Steve Watts, Aug 13, 2013 3:00pm PDT

Payday 2 game director David Goldfarb said the studio has a year of DLC planned, including plans to make a playable female character.


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Payday 2 devs attempt the perfect heist in new video

By Steve Watts, Aug 08, 2013 1:00pm PDT

Payday 2 Steam pre-orders will net you the "Armored Transport Heist" DLC for free, developer Overkill has announced.


Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons moves to PC on August 28, PS3 in September

By Andrew Yoon, Aug 07, 2013 4:30pm PDT

Starbreeze's Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons kicks off Xbox Live's Summer of Arcade today. And it is apparently fantastic. But what if you want it on PC or PS3?


Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons preview: setting a mood

By Ozzie Mejia, Apr 16, 2013 9:00am PDT

We got a chance to go hands-on with Starbreeze Studios' latest game, Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons.


"I really love the amount of verticality you can see in the art style."

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Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons preview: a self-cooperative fairy tale

By Jeff Mattas, Nov 05, 2012 12:00pm PST

We get a first look at Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons, an upcoming downloadable fairy tale gaming experience from award-winning Swedish filmmaker Josef Fares being developed at Starbreeze Studios.


Starbreeze's P13 revealed as Brothers - A Tale of Two Sons

By Alice O'Connor, Sep 27, 2012 8:30am PDT

Chronicles of Riddick and Syndicate developer Starbreeze today finally lifted the wraps from its mysterious project 'P13' codenamed, revealing Brothers - A Tale of Two Sons. A far cry from its usual ultra-violent FPSs, the collaboration with Swedish film director Josef Fares...


EA's old IP revivals undaunted by Syndicate disappointment

By Alice O'Connor, Jun 14, 2012 6:00am PDT

Having sat on large chunks of its back catalogue for several years, EA has recently started digging up old properties and bringing them back. It didn't work out so well for Starbreeze's Syndicate FPS, but that hasn't put EA off its necromancy.


"So we have to deal with worse off DLC efforts from those greedy pigs? No thanks. I'd rather deal ..."

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

By Jeff Mattas, Apr 19, 2012 11:45am PDT

Starbreeze Studios has announced that it's working on three new titles, and that the recently acquired Overkill Software has begun work on a sequel to Payday: The Heist.


"I am at level 135. I am working to get to 145 and then I plan to uninstall it. "

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Starbreeze acquiring Payday dev Overkill

By Alice O'Connor, Apr 19, 2012 6:00am PDT

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.


"Agreed. I enjoyed playing it during the Steam free-to-play weekend."

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Syndicate developer announces free-to-play project

By Steve Watts, Mar 26, 2012 5:30pm PDT

Starbreeze is working on a free-to-play title called "Cold Mercury," as it searches for a distribution deal for another new project, P13.


"How long is the co-op? Does it have a lot of replayability? Been looking for a new game to play coop"

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Some Syndicate players report freezing, EA responds

By Steve Watts, Feb 24, 2012 1:15pm PST

Syndicate is receiving reports of intermittent freezes during online co-op play, and EA has told Shacknews that it may be due to a conflict between Party Chat and in-game chat.


"Well WHO CARES ABOUT XBOX360. The game FOV is SO SO BAD like 50 or 40 no idea that it is ..."

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Syndicate won't use an online pass

By Steve Watts, Feb 01, 2012 12:00pm PST

Syndicate won't use an online pass. EA reasons that the co-op shouldn't have a barrier to entry, and hopes that the lengthy gameplay will prevent early trade-ins.


"Er, that first line should read Pass not required for install. I was trying to do a little ..."

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