The deal, which is estimated to exceed €50 million, will see Starbreeze retain the rights to the Payday IP and canopy prices of each improvement and advertising and marketing of Payday 3, together with greater than 18 months of post-launch content material.
“We’re excited to announce this unique long-term Payday Three co-publishing take care of Koch Media, who shares our ardour for the Payday franchise and the ‘Video games as a service’ mannequin,” stated Tobias Sjögren, appearing CEO of Starbreeze. “Along with securing the continued improvement, this deal secures international publishing of Payday Three in addition to the advertising and marketing efforts via your complete recreation life cycle. We now have a robust basis for a profitable launch of Payday 3.”
Payday Three was first introduced again in 2016, and Starbreeze had been trying to find a writer ever since. The studio was believed to be beneath monetary strain after Overkill’s The Strolling Lifeless was cancelled, ensuing within the firm firing its then CEO Bo Andersson and slicing prices. Now, following the take care of Koch Media, evidently Starbreeze is in a steady place, and it is full steam forward for Payday 3.