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Korean games giant Smilegate invests $40m in Starbreeze

The Swedish developer will work on a new Crossfire game for Western markets Korean game company Smilegate has invested $40m (28m) in Starbreeze. This partnership will allow the Swedish developer to create and publish a new game based on the Crossfire series for Western markets. CrossFire is the world’s largest …

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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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