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Starbreeze net revenue up 58%, ‘over the moon’ with Dead by Daylight

Starbreeze has released it full year-end report for 2016 and its net revenue for the year was up 58 per cent year-on-year, reaching 345.5m Swedish Krona (SEK) (or 31m). The publisher had a particularly healthy Q4 as well, with net revenue totalling 99.4m SEK (8.9m), showing a growth of 103 …

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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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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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Payday 2 update adds microtransactions, and fans are delighted

That’s actually a lie – fans are right cheesed off. We’ve made it clear that Payday 2 will have no microtransactions whatsoever (shame on you if you thought otherwise!)” That was developer Overkill in May 2013, responding to rumours of in-game payments being added to the game. Fast forward to …

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Starbreeze says Payday 2 Xbox One fix may not arrive until the end of the year

Overkill, the Starbreeze studio dedicated to the Payday series, has promised to fix the online problems troubling the Xbox One version of the game. Many players are even now still struggling to get into online games, some three months on from the game’s release. The issues will be resolved, Overkill …

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Overkill is ‘upset’ about dropping support for Payday 2 on PS3 and 360

Payday 2 developer Overkill has said that it is upset about having to withdraw support for the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of online shooter Payday 2. The move was announced back in February but was somewhat overshadowed by the announcement of the PS4 and Xbox One versions of the …

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Starbreeze pledges a further two year’s support for Payday 2

Both free and paid updates will continue to be delivered to online shooter Payday 2 for a further two years. That’s as a result of the recent deal that saw 505 Games parent Digital Bros acquire a stake in Payday developer Starbreeze, part of which saw around $15m invested directly …

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