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  • Blog Post: Overkill’s Walking Dead Shooter Delayed Into Next Year

    The Walking Dead shooter from Payday 2 developer Overkill was announced back in 2014, and we've only had a small taste of the project since. It was initially set for a 2016 release, but a recent announcement from partner Starbreeze brings news of a delay. The announcement is actually about something... More
  • Blog Post: Payday 2 Developer Apologizes For Recent Communication, Discussing Changes

    In a recent message sent out to Payday 2 players and fans, Starbreeze and Overkill Software's Almir Listo apologized for recent communications and talked about possible changes the developer may be discussing. If you're unfamiliar with Overkill's recent communications and why it is apologizing... More
  • Blog Post: Overkill Responds To Payday 2 Microtransaction Outcry

    Developer Overkill recently implemented a form of microtransaction into Payday 2, despite previously stating it wouldn't. This upset fans, and Overkill's Almir Listo recently appeared on Reddit to answer some questions. The microstransaction is a drill, costing $2.49, necessary for opening certain... More
  • Blog Post: Overkill Takes Step Back On, But Doesn't Abandon, Payday 2 Microtransactions

    The Payday 2 community has been up in arms since last week’s implementation of exclusive microtransaction-driven item drops . Overkill has taken a giant step back, while not dropping the controversial items entirely. Players have started receiving safes that contain cosmetic items, many of which... More
  • Blog Post: Payday 2's New Microtransactions Are The Only Way To Unlock Cosmetic, Stat-Boosting Items

    Payday 2 is the latest game to join Steam’s lucrative, player-driven economy. Overkill has announced that today’s Black Market update for the $19.99 game introduces loot drop safes that can only be opened by using an item purchased with real money. As you play, you might earn yourself one... More
  • Blog Post: Overkill Promises Fix For Crippling Payday 2 Problems On Xbox One By End Of 2015

    Payday 2 has enjoyed a great deal of success on PC, but console fans have felt jilted since the game’s arrival on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. With the Crimewave Edition landing on Xbox One and PlayStation 4, players hoped things would improve. So far, some have been left disappointed. The Xbox... More
  • Blog Post: Starbreeze Unveils Project StarVR With The Walking Dead Demo

    Starbreeze and 505 Games are getting the jump on E3 with an unexpected hardware announcement. We've known since Gamescom that the developer has been working on a cooperative shooter set in The Walking Dead universe . Today we had a chance to see a parallel virtual reality project. Project StarVR... More
  • Blog Post: Overkill's The Walking Dead Shambles To E3

    If you're a fan of The Walking Dead , the past few years have been good to you. Not only is there the television show, but Telltale has delivered two solid seasons of adventure gaming. At E3, the team behind Payday is showing off its take on the franchise. Overkill has confirmed to us that it will... More
  • Blog Post: Overkill Teams With DJ Alesso For A New Payday 2 Heist During A Concert

    Overkill continues to support Payday 2 with creative new content. This time out, players are robbing high security vaults at a stadium in Washington D.C. during a concert. DJ Alesso created a track for the game (called PAYDAY) and worked with the Payday 2 team to create the heist. One of the things that... More
  • Blog Post: 505 Games To Publish Overkill’s The Walking Dead On Current-Gen Consoles

    We first learned of Overkill’s take on The Walking Dead universe at Gamescom 2014 . Now, that title has a publisher and a slate of planned platforms. Starbreeze, which owns Overkill, announced a publishing deal with 505 Games. This isn’t the first time the companies have teamed up, with the... More
  • Blog Post: Overkill Software And Lionsgate Team Up For Free John Wick Payday 2 DLC

    John Wick, the titular character of Keanu Reeves’ upcoming action flick, is coming to Payday 2 in a free DLC pack releasing tomorrow. The announcement comes after Overkill Software, developer of Payday 2’s DLC, reached its goal of 1.5 million Steam group members. The DLC pack includes John... More
  • Blog Post: PSA: Payday: The Heist Free On Steam Today

    If you’re in the mood for some multiplayer mayhem, Overkill’s Payday: The Heist is free today only on Steam. If you’ve got a Steam account, all you need to do is visit the product page and click the “Install Game” button to bind it to your account. This weekend also marks... More
  • Blog Post: Starbreeze Announces Overkill's The Walking Dead

    Starbreeze, the studio behind hits such as The Chronicles of Riddick, Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons, and Payday 2, has announced that it is working with developer Overkill to bring a new story into The Walking Dead's universe. You can check out the cryptic trailer right below. It isn't difficult... More
  • Blog Post: Payday 2’s David Goldfarb: ‘I’m Abandoning AAA’

    David Goldfarb, lead designer on Overkill’s Payday 2, is striking out on his own. He announced this morning that he’s leaving the studio to form his own team. Goldfarb spoke to Polygon about his reasons for branching out on his own after 15 years of work that includes Battlefield 3 and Mirror’s... More
  • Blog Post: Get Ready To Pull Off The Ultimate Heist On Xbox One And PS4 With Payday 2: Crimewave Edition

    Overkill is bringing their heist simulator to new-gen consoles as Payday 2: Crimewave Edition. No further information is known at this time, but Overkill promises enhanced features and new bonus content. Payday 2 was originally released PS3, 360, and PC on August 13 2013 to relatively good reviews. Be... More
  • Blog Post: Typing Of The Dead: Overkill DLC Adds Music Lyrics And Words

    A new DLC pack for Typing of the Dead: Overkill replaces the game's normal text with musical lyric quotes, artist names, and instruments. You can grab Dancing With The Dead for $2.99 by heading here . For more on Typing of the Dead: Overkill you can check out our Test Chamber for the game here ,... More
  • Blog Post: Typing Of The Dead: Overkill Adds Movie Quotes DLC Pack

    The Silver Screen Lexicon pack, which adds all kinds of movie quotes to Typing of the Dead: Overkill is now available for download. Just in time for The Academy Awards, which airs tonight, The Silver Screen Lexicon pack replaces words and phrases currently appearing in the game with quotes and references... More
  • Blog Post: Payday 2 Joins PlayStation Plus Instant Game Collection

    This week’s PlayStation Plus Instant Game Collection title invites you to put on a mask for some mayhem. Overkill’s Payday 2 will be available for download when the PlayStation Store finishes its weekly update tomorrow. We named Payday 2 our favorite cooperative shooter of 2013 , and the... More
  • Blog Post: New DLC Adds Christmas Cheer To Payday 2

    PC Payday 2 players will get a new free heist mission on Monday called the Charlie Santa mission. The Charlie Santa heist gives players a custom map where you can either quickly track down two key cards to get into the vault, or, if things go bad, you can drill your way into the vault. Along with the... More
  • Blog Post: Payday 2 Demo And Lootbag DLC Available Today

    If you didn't pre-order Payday 2 and want to get your hands on the bundle of goodies that came with early copies, you're in luck. If you have been interested in trying the game but wanted to wait for a free demo, today is also your day. A demo of Overkill's Payday 2 is now live on Xbox 360... More
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