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Starbreeze buys Payday rights from 505, scraps microtransactions

Payday 2’s controversial microtransactions have been scrapped as part of a deal that sees developer Starbreeze assume complete control of the franchise. The Swedish studio has said that it has acquired the full rights to the game from 505, which itself acquired a financial stake in the developer in early …

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Rocket League physical release coming from 505 Games

505 Games has signed up as the exclusive worldwide publishing partner for the physical version of Psyonix’s Rocket League. A Collector’s Edition of the game will be released on PS4 and Xbox One in Q3 2016. The game launched digitally on PS4 and PC last July and arrived on Xbox …

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Assetto Corsa delayed on PS4 and Xbox One

The console version of cult PC racing sim Assetto Corsa has been delayed beyond its April release date. Publisher 505 Games has now said the game will arrive on June 3rd, saying that additional development time [has been] allowed to ensure the console release delivers the most polished experience for …

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New 505 Games IP Portal Knights debuts on Early Access this month

Publisher 505 Games has announced a brand new franchise called Portal Knights. And what’s more – consumers can play the title from February 25th, when the title launches onto Steam’s Early Access. The title is a 3D sandbox role-playing game and has a magical setting. Consumers can play as one …

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Ten years of 505 Games

Cooking Mama, Zumba, Terraria… 505 Games’ decade in the games industry is littered with surprise blockbusters, and the publisher is now set to launch its most unusual line-up yet. We speak with 505 Games president Ian Howe and global marketing chief Tim Woodley on the firm’s story so far How …

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505 Games switches focus to developing its own IP

Publisher 505 Games says it is determined to develop its own brands going forward. The firm, celebrating its tenth birthday this month, traditionally partners with other studios’ titles, and has helped turn Terraria, Cooking Mama, Payday and Zumba Fitness into smash hits. 505 boss Ian Howe told MCV that he’s …

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Payday 2 devs apologise over microtransaction mess

Payday 2 studio Overkill has apologised for a number changes to the game that have annoyed its community. In mid-October, the firm introduced in-game payments, something met with a firmly negative reaction from the title’s fans. Despite this vocal reaction, Overkill said the microtransactions were ‘working as expected’ before introducing …

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More ‘pay-to-win’ microtransactions added to Payday 2

Starbreeze studio Overkill has irked players once again with the addition of new gameplay-boosting microtransactions to Payday 2. Destructoid reports that the game’s latest update has added ‘Team Boosts’ which grants cash and XP boosts for players. The effect is increased when more players on a team are using it. …

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Payday 2 devs says microstransactions are ‘working as we intended’

Overkill has at last responded to fans who continue to be outraged by the game’s recent addition of microtransactions. The shooter’s recent Black Market update added weapon-boosting perks to the game which can be obtained via a cash-purchase. Fans were especially agitated as the developer explicitly stated in may 2013 …

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