Shooters often take clever angles on themes seen in preceding games, but rarely do they capture such a unique audience like PAYDAY has done over the years. The sequel was originally released back in 2013 for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC, but has yet to make its way to the new-generation of gaming.
Today, 505 Games and developer Starbreeze Studio announced PAYDAY 2: Crimewave Edition will be coming to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One this coming June. While no specific date was announced for June, PAYDAY 2: Crimewave Edition joins Batman Arkham Knight and The Elder Scrolls Online as games that will drop on the PS4 and Xbox One during that month.
Coming to the PAYDAY 2: Crimewave Edition is a year’s worth of “paid DLC packs and free updates.”Among the add-on content that is coming to the Crimewave Edition is The Big Bank Heist and Clover, who is the game’s debut female heisting expert.
This is yet another remaster to join the growing list of remasters coming out during the first part of 2015. Other remasters include Borderlands: The Handsome Collection, Final Fantasy Type-O HD, DMC Devil May Cry: Definitive Edition and others. Bo Andersson Klint, who is the CEO of Starbreeze, talked about PAYDAY 2: Crimewave Edition.
“The continuation of the PAYDAY-saga on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 is going to be awesome. With improved frame rate, greater looking textures, 1080p resolution and more than a year worth of updates included in the game at launch, robbing banks together has never looked as sweet.
“Getting PAYDAY into the hands of as many gamers as possible has always been one of our mantras, hopefully our initial offer will make it easier than ever for new and old heisters alike to enjoy PAYDAY 2,” Andersson Klint said.
The Crimewave Edition will introduce a new point of contact for gamers called the Dentist. Starbreeze was able to get Giancarlo Esposito to voice the character. If you pre-order PAYDAY 2: Crimewave Edition from certain retailers, you will find the Hard Time Loot Bag that is made up of quite the bundle of goodies. Among them are things like the red dot weapon mod, an unique skull mask, a handful of in-game cash and more.
For those who pre-order the game from PlayStation Network or Xbox Live, you will have the opportunity to purchase the game for 25 percent off throughout the game’s “pre-order period.” PAYDAY 2: Crimewave Edition is coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One this coming June.