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PAYDAY: The Heist is total OVERKILL on the PS3

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Payday: The Heist for PS3 (PSN)

Hollywood heist movies are, quite simply put, awesome. The high-stakes hits, epic firefights and scene stealing showdowns make for some of the most adrenaline-pumping excitement on the silver screen. But these sort of over-the-top crime capers are not exactly what you would call “legal,” so we here at OVERKILL Software came up with a solution for all you fans out there that want to take up arms and take down a big hit … PAYDAY: The Heist.

Payday: The Heist for PS3 (PSN)

PAYDAY: The Heist is an action-filled first person shooter for the PlayStation Network that lets you take on the role of a hardened career criminal executing intense, dynamic heists in constant pursuit of the next “big score”. Navigate diverse urban settings with three partners in crime — controlled by either AI or your best buddies in co-op multiplayer — and load out with an array of weaponry and equipment as you launch a spectacular crime spree through six high-stake heists, including banks robberies, prisoner extractions and armored car hijackings.

Payday: The Heist for PS3 (PSN)

Whether you’re blowing the roof off a building to steal a safe with a helicopter or emptying the vault at the First World Bank, our action-packed heists will have players on edge and always checking their six. Dynamic environments, adaptive enemy behavior, shifting entry points, FBI agents repelling down on ropes through the skylights, SWAT teams crashing through the windows and special units crawling through the ventilation shafts makes each play-through of every heist a unique fight. Players choose a specialty — assault, sharpshooter or support — to earn weapons and equipment that fit their preferred form of violence. Meet all your objectives and gain experience to unlock trip mines, silenced pistols, machine guns and much, much more.

Payday: The Heist for PS3 (PSN)

If this excites your trigger fingers, check out the exclusive first preview and trailer right now on! We will officially be unveiling PAYDAY: The Heist next week in the Sony Online Entertainment booth at the E3 industry trade show, so be on the lookout for more exciting news and gameplay to come!

Payday: The Heist for PS3 (PSN)

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ViolentGene said:

June 3rd, 10:29 am

Looks rad!

ElementalBliiss said:

June 3rd, 10:42 am


Basindo said:

June 3rd, 10:45 am

Wow man surprised no congressman or somebody is getting upset about this game. Or maybe they will later. At least it’s a first person shooter that brings something different for once. If the price is right I might get it, looking forward to seeing more

korgon117 said:

June 3rd, 10:49 am

Oh don’t worry Basindo, someone will throw a hissy fit over this lol. The game however sounds interesting! Would love a demo.

sfgdfds said:

June 3rd, 10:55 am

erm, I can shoot Helghast, zombies and those freaks in Borderlands but shooting normal people and cops in banks to steal some money is not my cup of tea and to be honest is kinda dumb with the whole discussion going on if gaming makes people go out and shoot other people in real life.

mcbuttz78 said:

June 3rd, 11:07 am

wow. so how many people can play via co op. Im still very confused.

How does multi player work. Is it player vs player or player vs A.I

And do you keep the cash after each mission

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    Bo Andersson said:

    June 3rd, 11:13 am

    Hi !

    The team can be 4 players in drop in drop out co-op. Full scenario experience in players versus AI.

    You keep the cash and level your character as you go on more difficult Heists together.


Edd said:

June 3rd, 11:07 am

That sounds pretty cool, definitely a great opportunity for some awesome coop play.

Lambrick said:

June 3rd, 11:21 am

oh man YES. pulling off heists is one of my favorite hobbies that i don’t get to actually do in real life. looking forward to seeing more of this!

judalation said:

June 3rd, 11:22 am

Will this game have A competitive multiplayer or a story mode? l HAVE BEEN DYEING to play a modern day fps on dedicated servers with modes like freeforall and team deathmacth. PLEASSSE SAY YES!

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    Bo Andersson said:

    June 3rd, 12:22 pm

    The single player story mode and co-op mode are fully integrated into eachother. We focus on coop n single player for this one. It is not a deathmatch type game – it is a teamwork game to extremes.

BlindsideDork said:

June 3rd, 11:24 am

Can you kill teammates and take their cash a la Kane & Lynch’s multi?

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    Bo Andersson said:

    June 3rd, 12:01 pm

    Doing a Heist you better be a tight crew – no time for shoting up your friends. This is a game requiring teamwork like you never seen in a player vs AI before. When you get 25 SWATS coing down the corridor – you better use those bullet in the right direction.


primesuperman7 said:

June 3rd, 11:29 am

i keep getting errors when i try to get the 100 free stuff in psn home


June 3rd, 11:30 am

Looks interesting! Is the co-op online only, or is there a local component as well?

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    Bo Andersson said:

    June 3rd, 12:04 pm

    This is online, LAN and single player aswell. The single player and co-op is the same – so you can start out in single player – then get your friends to join half way into the Heist if the heat is to close :)


adolson said:

June 3rd, 11:32 am

Can’t wait for the LulzSec DLC pack for this so we can virtually rob Sony without fear of repercussions! :P

KillSwitch_HD said:

June 3rd, 11:33 am

i would love to play this four man squad-like, it would he funny to leave someone behind after you rob the bank LOL

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    Bo Andersson said:

    June 3rd, 12:02 pm

    That happens yes… :)

NamesIrish13 said:

June 3rd, 11:42 am

This looks interesting…. I will keep a close eye on this one as it could be one of those great cult following games were you play it forever!

DeathGazer said:

June 3rd, 11:51 am

Sweet. Can’t wait to kill some cops!

HarshDreamer said:

June 3rd, 11:54 am


Airwalkinman17 said:

June 3rd, 11:55 am

this looks really cool.
I think it has a really nice concept. My only gripe is posting this on IGN. I can’t stand IGN anymore. I’ve boycotted it. They’re too imature, unprofessional, and a bunch of biased crapBOX fangirls. LOL.
Oh well, a little off topic I know, but this game looks to be really nice. Will it have any split screen options?

shyguyNC said:

June 3rd, 12:04 pm

very original concept – are the cops always AI? I was already imagining a team vs. team experience in my head, one team robbers trying to escape the city, one team SWAT, trying to stop them …

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    Bo Andersson said:

    June 3rd, 12:20 pm

    For this installation we focus on honing the coop teamplay – the scenarios are CRAZY dynamic supporting 4 free wills :)

gameplayer1214 said:

June 3rd, 12:07 pm

When does this come out and how much does it cost? (anxious to play this)

Verlante said:

June 3rd, 12:09 pm

Is this a PS3 exclusive?

doodooshorts said:

June 3rd, 12:13 pm

the game looks fantastic! are the heists taking place only at banks? i wanna rip off a horse track!, or my local grocery store lol

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    Bo Andersson said:

    June 3rd, 12:17 pm

    There are so many Heists out there to be done right :)

    The bank is just one of them. For example one is you hitting a armoured transport in a ambush and the following escape like the street chase in Heat.



CaribouLou said:

June 3rd, 12:28 pm

First off, this game looks awesome. Secondly, it needs to come out soon. Like before September soon. And hopefully no more than 14.99 on PSN. This looks promising.

BlueFrog007 said:

June 3rd, 12:31 pm

Sounds very cool – I’m buying it!

marlyt said:

June 3rd, 12:33 pm

Looks very cool, Bo. I’ve never seen another Bo spelled same as my brother. Did you happen to throw dog poo at me for not giving you gum when we were kids? Anyway, can’t wait to see more. Great concept.

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    Bo Andersson said:

    June 3rd, 12:42 pm

    Yes I control all the Bo’s


June 3rd, 12:45 pm

now that looks nice..

Arcadian_Rebel said:

June 3rd, 12:45 pm

Looks alright, hopefully there will be a demo.

TarzanSr said:

June 3rd, 1:15 pm

This looks like a great game would there happen to be any hidden items or replay value?

station3fever said:

June 3rd, 1:18 pm

Do we drive vehicles, fly a helicopter? to maybe take out an armoured truck? Land my boys on the roof to enter building from above versus entering from the bottom front door.
Thanks Bo

longmeat said:

June 3rd, 1:19 pm

Graphics is a little underwhelming, but I’m definitely interested. Can’t wait to see more at e3.

SirBeck said:

June 3rd, 1:41 pm

Is this a DLC game or a disk based game?

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    Bo Andersson said:

    June 14th, 3:49 am

    Back from the E3 PAYDAY BLOWOUT ;)

    Picking up some of the Qs:

    This is a digital distributed game for PSN and PC …. I know it is OVERKILL :)

xXDoggyHDXx said:

June 3rd, 2:01 pm

Looks promising but i will not consider buying yet…yet i will keep my eye on news for this game

fsufan300 said:

June 3rd, 2:14 pm

when will this game be released ill buy it looks really good

TheIrishFool said:

June 3rd, 2:25 pm

will there be a demo and if so when

(i like to try before i buy)

TheIrishFool said:

June 3rd, 2:27 pm

is this going to be a store only game or will we be able to buy it as a disc

TheIrishFool said:

June 3rd, 2:29 pm

the masks are really cool are they customizable

Rosol said:

June 3rd, 2:37 pm

I would have preferred a 3rd person game to add allow more stealth elements, I feel whenever I see first person, I’ll expect dumbed down gameplay for the masses.

KwietStorm said:

June 3rd, 3:15 pm

As long as it’s not made by the people who did Punisher No Mercy

MrZoobat said:

June 3rd, 3:24 pm

Looks awesome! I love heists!

However, is there any sort of stealth element? When I think of high-security bank heists, I think of clever plans going into action and working out with nobody even noticing until the heist is over, and only getting into shootouts if caught. Something along the lines of Oceans 11 (awesome heist movie).

I would’ve preferred third person that included a cover system, stealth takedowns, and Identity theft / disguising as a guard, but this looks to be more of a first person action shooter. Still looks good though.

Chuckbait said:

June 3rd, 4:27 pm

So this is a downloadable game then? If so, it looks great. Nice concept too, good luck with sales.

Souledge94 said:

June 3rd, 6:13 pm

So anything on price and date? Since you already lured me in with a nice trailer and cool concept.

Intakota said:

June 3rd, 6:31 pm

This one i gotta have!

Drunk-ass said:

June 3rd, 6:51 pm

Looks awesome! I am quite excited for this. I just bought a 320 gig hard drive for my 40 gig PS3, so I will actually be buying PSN games now.

BTW, it is so nice having all this space. I’m downloading inFAMOUS and WipEout HD from the appreciation program and didn’t have to delete any game data from my large games like Dragon Age 1 & 2, Assassin’s Creeds, etc… Thanks to Sony for making changing out hard drives so easy.

jaydlaw20 said:

June 3rd, 6:57 pm

This game looks awesome, i am not normally an online player, but i am already getting my team together for this one. when can we expect it to drop?

JamesL007 said:

June 3rd, 9:13 pm

Wait, Wasn’t Heist suppose to come out like a while ago? I remember a game called The Hei$t before it was suppose to be similar to this in a way your pulling off a heist and all that but can’t remember.

The Game does look killer and should be fun just wonder what happened to that other game called Heist too now

dont_trip7 said:

June 3rd, 9:28 pm

does it have to be online or can it be split screen to? :p

TheLostFlock said:

June 3rd, 9:48 pm

Cant wait to see more at E3!

sacerdote-real said:

June 3rd, 10:43 pm

i belive if you guys do a game like this like grand theft auto but first person shooter is gona be a great hit and sony; say something because xbox making joke about sony.they tell the people you guys cant even make the controlers.make them shut

xRedxViolence said:

June 3rd, 11:10 pm

wow this game looks sweet i’m really digging the idea.

Though i want more even if it’s DLC.

– 3rd person view. ( I love third person and for me it feels more tactical when crouching into cover etc.)

– Online Multliplayer with 3/4 Randoms/Friends

– The option to be the Police on the other end. Depending on you’re role on the police side you should be able to try communication methods through a throw phone to stall time, call in a heli. to sweep the outer area, etc.

If those kind of options are too much atleast allow us to be police and set it up in a 3v3/4v4 between all real people. Depending on which type of Officer you pick be it Sniper, FBI, Police Officer, SWAT etc. you get certain weapons or choose your layouts. Stuff like C4, flashbangs, mirrors to see under doors, & that huge door busting weapon forget what its called.

If you added the choice of playing the side of the police i would buy this in a heartbeat and allow us to face real ppl like i said earlier 3v3 or 4v4. I want to be cops more than i do robbers. it would def. add value to this game by doing so and adding a 3person option would be icing on the cake for me atleast

X-FLIP-X said:

June 3rd, 11:27 pm

Hey there, Bo!

I saw earlier that you replied that the game will only have online co-op. Personally, I think having local co-op would be a excellent addition to PAYDAY (I’m sure others will agree). I understand that online co-op is the new trend in the game industry(primarily because it increases the number of purchases) but I still like to play local co-op games with my friends in the comfort of my own home (or their homes). Anyways, I’ll keep my eye on this game! The concept sounds great!

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