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Sony Unveil Payday: The Heist

Felix Kemp
Games news, Payday: The Heist, PC games, PSN

Sony Unveil Payday: The Heist

Sony might be several steps behind Microsoft when it comes to the stability of their online network service, but at least they're willing to take risks and attempt to bridge the gap between console and PC gaming. Case in point; Payday: The Heist, a just-announced first-person co-operative shooter from Swedish outfit, Overkill Studios, which allows PC and PlayStation Network regulars to hook up and commit all manner of dastardly crimes.

Up to four players can jump into Payday: The Heist, with six heists to pull off. If you can't wrangle together a team, the AI can step in for you, but well know how that usually pans out, so don't be shy! You'll be robbing banks, pulling off white-knuckle prisoner extractions and hijacking heavily armored cars. You'll have to pick three specialties, the self-explanatory assault, sharpshooter and support classes.

Headed up by former GRIN boss, Bo Andersson, Overkill promise Payday: The Heist will feature "dynamic environments" and "adaptive enemy behavior". You'll face off against FBI agents repelling in to detain you, and SWAT teams knocking down doors and shouting a lot. Sounds like fun; a full reveal is due at E3. [Eurogamer]

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Gary Barlow  Jun. 5, 2011 at 00:12

Another fanboy post taking a quick stab at PSN. You really know nothing. Anyone can suffer such hacks, ANYONE, Sony just pissed off some nerds wanting to play Mario on their PS3.

Both networks are exactly the same in what they do and offer.

Speaking of things being several steps behind, this "blog" is a good example of that.

Felix Kemp  Jun. 5, 2011 at 03:02

Maybe if you read farther than the first sentence, you'd have seen that while we have obvious concerns with the Playstation Network - and rightly so - we're proud of Sony's efforts to take their service in a different direction to Microsoft's. We're hardly 'fanboys', but thanks for the kind words.

fanpages  Jun. 5, 2011 at 16:37

I thought this may have been a resurrection of the Codemasters (cancelled) project "Hei$t":

[ http://aperturegames.com/listnews.php?story=heit-from-codemasters-cancelled ]

There are some more details on the Overkill Software's web site:

[ http://www.overkillsoftware.com/payday/ ]




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