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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: Starbreeze Is Bringing Payday To Mobile Devices

    In addition to its StarVR headset announcement tonight, Starbreeze has announced that it is bringing its popular Payday series to mobile devices. The developer is partnering with Cmune to bring the game to new platforms. Starbreeze didn't share many details about the game, but it says it plans to... 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: Brothers: A Tale Of Two Sons Ventures To Xbox One And PS4 This Holiday

    505 Games has confirmed that 2013's Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons will be available on even more platforms. The title features a unique control scheme that gives players responsibility for both siblings at once. We had positive things to say about Starbreeze's work on the game ( our review ).... More
  • Blog Post: Payday Developer Starbreeze Announces Move Into Publishing With Raid: World War II

    Starbreeze, the developer behind the Payday franchise, has announced that it is opening a publishing business. The company has signed its first client, Croatian-based Lion Game Lion’s Raid: World War II. In an announcement, Starbreeze says it will be focused on becoming a “catalyst for developer’s... 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: Starbreeze Sells Ownership Of Brothers: A Tale Of Two Sons To 505 Games For $500,000

    Recently, we’ve seen developers working to wrestle their intellectual property away from publishers. Double Fine, Harebrained Schemes, and others have worked tirelessly to reclaim rights to their previously published titles. Today sees that story reversed. Starbreeze AB, developer of Brothers:... 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: 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: Brothers: A Tale Of Two Sons Now Out On Steam, PS3

    Brothers – A Tale of Two Sons was released on the Xbox 360 August 7 as part of Microsoft's Summer of Arcade promotion. Now, publisher 505 Games has announced that it's available on Steam and the PlayStation 3. In the game, players simultaneously control a pair of siblings, solving puzzles... More
  • Blog Post: Take A Peek At Payday 2's Live-Action Web Series

    Publisher 505 Games is launching a Payday 2 web series next week, and you can get an early look at it right now. The clip shows four antiheroes – Dallas, Hoxton, Wolf, and Chains – as they get ready to unleash a large-scale series of heists. The series is being directed by Demian Lichtenstein... More
  • Blog Post: Payday 2 Heading To Retail In August

    Payday 2 is expanding beyond digital distribution. It's now getting a physical release on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, and it's coming in a few months. Payday 2, the sequel to Payday: The Heist ( read the review for that game here ), was originally announced as a download only title, but that's... More
  • Blog Post: Starbreeze Goes Free-to-Play

    Starbreeze Studios, developers of the recent Syndicate reboot, are exploring a variety of gaming frontiers – including a free-to-play title called Cold Mercury. The developer isn't revealing any details about the game just yet, but CEO Mikael Nermark is reassuring fans that the studio is still... More
  • Blog Post: Syndicate Dev Asks Pirates To Reconsider

    Software piracy remains a huge problem in games, especially in the realm of PC gaming. Some developers counter it by implementing strict copy protection schemes. Some require that you register a code and always stay online to play. Others, like Syndicate developer Starbreeze, come up with some slightly... More
  • Blog Post: Starbreeze Creating New IP With Swedish Filmmaker

    The Darkness and Chronicles of Riddick developer is moving away from other companies' properties (after EA's Syndicate , of course) through a new partnership with movie director Josef Fares. "Who is this guy?" you may ask. Well, according to Starbreeze, he "became a household name... More
  • Blog Post: 2K Games Sheds Light On The Darkness II

    Publisher 2K Games has announced that a sequel to the 2007 shooter the Darkness is in development for a fall 2011 release. The Darkness II, developed by Digital Extreme, takes place two years after the events of the original game. Jackie Estacado is now a mafia don, and an attempted assassination on... More
  • Blog Post: ZeniMax Picks Up MachineGames, Founded By Starbreeze Studios Members

    ZeniMax Media continues its recent spate of acquisitions with news that it's picked up European game studio MachineGames. The Sweden-based studio was founded in 2009 by founding members of Starbreeze Studios, the team behind The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay and The Darkness. MachineGames... More
  • Blog Post: Syndicate Copyrighted By EA And Starbreeze

    t Hot on the heels of 2K Games' XCOM announcement, another cult classic PC game may be scheduled for a revamp. United States Copyright Office documents from 2009 were recently unearthed by tip hunter Superannuation that reveal EA and Chronicles of Riddick developer Starbreeze are (or were) planning... More
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