Starbreeze Acquires PayDay Franchise, Confirms Payday 3

Stockholm-based studio Starbreeze has announced today it has struck a deal with publisher 505 Games to acquire the rights to the PayDay franchise. Following the agreement Starbreeze will be the sole rightsholder for the entire PayDay series.

Starbreeze notes that it will collect all net revenue from sales of PayDay 2 via Steam (starting retroactively from May 1, 2016), but 505 Games will continue to publish the console game PayDay 2: Crimewave Edition (and revenue will continue to be split between the companies).

Starbreeze also confirmed the existence of PayDay 3 within the announcement, explaining 505 Games will share in the net revenue of PayDay 3 (capped at USD $40 million).

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