Tuesday, January 18th, 2022

Payday 3 is set in “living giant” New York City

After years of waiting, Payday fans finally got some new information about Payday 3. Publisher Starbreeze Studios and developer Overkill Software have revealed some new details during Payday’s 10th anniversary. Live stream event..

Payday 3 will take place at New York City’s “living, giant representative,” said director Eric Wonnevi. Payday 2 was set up primarily in Washington, DC, but the original Payday was set up in the fictional “Newport City” and Miami.

Payday 3 will be held years after the Payday 2 event and will be revived when characters such as Dallas, Hoxton, Chain, and Wolf retire and return to criminal ways.

Returning characters for Payday 3: Dallas, Hoxton, Chain, Wolf.

Technology has come a long way since Payday 2, released in 2013. Starbreeze seems to be using that fact for gameplay purposes. Software giants, cryptocurrencies, mass surveillance, and even the dark web play a role for gangsters, including updated gadgets.

Concept art showing a fictitious New York Bank building on Payday 3.

Concept art showing a fictitious New York Bank building on Payday 3.

The concept art revealed during the presentation also shows a fictitious New York Bank named “Gold & Sharke Incorporated” that could serve as a mission location. While several cops are patrolling far away, you can see the character on payday 3 covering the building with his mask on. The second image shows the climax of a group robbery as armored SWATs flock to the stairs in front of the bank and gangsters fire from the top of the stairs.

Concept art showing the climax of a robbery set in a fictitious New York bank building.

Concept art showing the climax of a robbery set in a fictitious New York bank building.

Starbreeze did not show the actual gameplay or cinematics of Payday 3 during the event, but in contrast to the Grin engine of previous games, the game is known to be developed on Unreal Engine. Wonnevi, with a new engine, sees players step into New York’s “living, breathing” fantasy and “reverse” into turmoil, depending on your decision as a robbery crew He emphasized that he would be able to react.

Payday 3 currently has a release period from 2022 to 2023, but since it was announced in 2019, take it with a grain of salt.

Joseph Knoop is an IGN writer / producer / getaway driver.