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Sep 15

Filthy Lucre Launches on PS4 Tomorrow in North America

Graeme Ankers's Avatar Posted by CEO, Fabrik Games

A Big hello from Fabrik Games.

Filthy Lucre is available tomorrow, Friday 16th September, from the North America PlayStation Store, and we could not be more excited. A limited time discount means you will get the game for a steal!

From tomorrow you will be able to tool up and get down to business, so let’s talk about what our game has to offer.

The vision was to build a great heist game with a British style and swagger. We wanted to bring something new to the stealth action genre—something that created emergent moments and countless crazy player stories.

Filthy Lucre is a tactical stealth action game you can play single player and co-op, both split screen and online.

Right from the start of making Filthy Lucre we wanted to give players the choice between using stealth and action. We designed the game so that players can adapt their play-style at any time to suit the situation.

This led to a lot of prototyping trying to figure out the perfect balance of these very different playstyles to answer the question – can stealth and action work together? This was a big challenge. We started out by setting up scripted heists and encounters but quickly realized we needed a more dynamic system that would respond to how you played the game. After much hair pulling and prototyping we designed the game to allow you to stay in cover, create distractions and silently take down targets, or cause mayhem with a hail of gunfire and remote explosives.

You can play Filthy Lucre’s missions in a variety of ways. One option is to stay low in cover and set off distractions that pull guards off their patrol routes to give you an opportunity for a silent takedown, leaving your friend free to grab the loot!

Then of course there is the more direct approach. If you’ve the guts and the grit you can go in and cause a right fuss. You’ll also find additional ammo and different weapons from guards you have taken out.

Alongside the choice of stealth and action another key goal for the game was consequence – for every action there is a reaction. Consequence means your past will catch up with you. During a heist there’s a Heat level that ticks up based on your actions — anything from guards noticing alarms being tampered with, bodies being discovered or reinforcements being called into a firefight. So if you cause a ruckus, expect a response as the game reacts and escalates to your actions. The Heat level never drops in Filthy Lucre; it only ever goes up towards boiling point.

Our third goal was to make sure you can have fun playing together, experiencing a mix of stealth and action, all while feeling the heat of your past catching up with you. One mechanic we introduced to co-op was Interrogate. If your partner in crime gets taken out, the guard will interrogate them causing the heat level to increase. You will have a 10 second window to decide whether you save your buddy or to run off with the goods to save your own hide!

Let’s see how that plays out…

This time there was honor among thieves! If you do choose to leave your buddy to the wolves your location will be revealed to the guards and they will come for you next!

Filthy Lucre is your heist, your way: guns blazing or slow and stealthy, solo or co-op, but whatever you do – get out with the goods and don’t get greedy. Your past will catch up with you.

We hope you enjoy playing Filthy Lucre as much as we enjoyed making it and we can’t wait to see the different ways you play the game. You’ll take on 15 missions across 5 locations, unlocking 30+ upgradable weapons and gadgets. All missions are available in single player, local co-op and online.

We would love to hear your heist stories! Chat with us in the comments here, or send screenshots to @fabrikgames with the #FilthyLucre hashtag.

Add Your Own

Kid_Loser said:

September 15th, 10:09 am

Looks like a ton of fun. How is the replayability online? 15 missions is pretty good amount, but is there a system to keep me coming back? Like leveling or collecting of money of sort?
Also, is there matchmaking or friend invite only?

Thanks for bringing the game to PS4 :)

    xhupf said:

    September 15th, 10:20 am

    Hey, one of the fabrik devs here! Thanks for the comment :)

    Replay-wise, as the game is all about consequences; you’ll be coming back to a different game each time as the game plays out based on how you play.

    Things can get really, really chaotic in co-op if you decide to go all out loud OR it can be like watching a couple of ninjas taking the target down without a trace, its up to you.

    There are 3 main mission types: steal, sabotage and assassination – so there is variety there too!

    Hope you enjoy the game

    Kid_Loser said:

    September 15th, 12:51 pm

    That sounds really awesome. Hope there’s a Platinum trophy now. Thanks for the reply :)

    xhupf said:

    September 16th, 1:39 am

    Yep, we’ve a full Trophy set!

RaidenReturns said:

September 15th, 10:15 am

Sounds fun af. The one thing i think would make it even more fun is if could have a livestream ps4 interactive funtion like others isometric online games. That would make for more dynamic and unique plays.

    xhupf said:

    September 15th, 12:16 pm

    thanks for the comment, I’ll talk to our designers about this :)

MMaLuFF said:

September 15th, 10:17 am

Sounds Great, I cant wait to check it out.

fecks said:

September 15th, 10:55 am

This game looks fun….

here’s the trailer

Fin1drful said:

September 15th, 12:06 pm


    xhupf said:

    September 15th, 12:14 pm

    Its $17.99 but there will be a discount to celebrate launch :)

GeminiBoy said:

September 15th, 12:12 pm

Can players level up or anything with the obtained loot?

    xhupf said:

    September 15th, 12:15 pm

    You rank up by completing objectives (Primary and Secondary) Grabbing loot give you money to spend on new gear and gadgets – that only become available if you rank up :)

Carlytto said:

September 15th, 12:40 pm

This seems like a must buy for me.

    xhupf said:

    September 16th, 1:48 am

    \o/ be sure to let us know what you think on our twitter!

LeMatster said:

September 15th, 2:04 pm

30 or 60fps? Looks amazing BTW!

andregurov said:

September 15th, 5:25 pm

Looks like loads of fun! Most important question yet to be asked though: City or United? ; )

    xhupf said:

    September 16th, 1:39 am

    Ahh now that’s a question we try to avoid asking ;)

saab01 said:

September 15th, 6:12 pm

Interesting game wish a demo was available to try it out.

Omac_brother said:

September 16th, 2:29 am

Loved this game. You can watch my review of it here:

Glilasien said:

September 16th, 2:45 am

Will this be available on the Playstation Store Europe?

S-JuJu1 said:

September 16th, 7:52 am

This game looks awesome but I heard it’s also coming to PlayStation VR is that true and if so will that make it a first person game rather than top down

    xhupf said:

    September 16th, 8:40 am

    We are working away on the VR version – more information will follow soon!

    S-JuJu1 said:

    September 16th, 10:14 am

    Awesome, thanks

CaptT said:

September 16th, 10:28 am

What time will this show up on the NA PSN store?

deadlyangel666 said:

September 17th, 2:40 pm

Hi quick question, this game is supplsebly released in europe, althou it seems europe actually means UK. I’m from belgium and it’s not on the PSN store, any news on a real europe release? Or is belgium just not getting it while everyone else does?

    xhupf said:

    September 19th, 10:08 am

    Hey, I’m from the fabrik team – not sure it hasn’t appeared on your local PSN Store – will investigate!

    deadlyangel666 said:

    September 21st, 5:25 pm

    Just checked, still not on PSN store here.. I don’t know what’s going on. Apart from like 1 or 2 games that I know of most games are on american and european stores =)

cusman said:

September 19th, 3:25 am

“Filthy Lucre is a tactical stealth action game you can play single player and co-op, both split screen and online.” – Sold me

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