Studio Starbreeze announced on its official website that it had found a publisher for Payday 3. It was Koch Media, the parent company of Deep Silver, part of the Embracer Group. Thanks to the partnership, the developers will be able to release the upcoming co-op shooter on PC and consoles in 2023.
In the official press release, Starbreeze shared other interesting information regarding the agreement with Koch Media. The latter set a budget of € 50 million for Payday 3. This amount covers production, marketing and one and a half years of post-release support. That is, the project is positioned as a service game. However, it is not yet known what kind of content Starbreeze is going to release after the release of Payday 3. Perhaps the developers will create paid add-ons, as is the case with the second part.
Another important detail of the deal is that Starbreeze retains the rights to the Payday franchise. According to the company, the games in the series have been downloaded 28 million times by users. But the studio did not disclose the exact sales.
As a reminder, recently, Starbreeze has been keeping afloat solely due to Payday 2.
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