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]