Sony and Overkill announce PAYDAY: The Heist

Friday, 3rd June 2011 19:40 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Sony and Overkill Software have released screenshots for PAYDAY: The Heist, a new FPS to be released via the PlayStation Network.

The game has you playing as a “hardened career criminal” looking for his next big score. You can choose between the specialties assault, sharpshooter or support and will be able to earn weapons and equipment that fit your “preferred for of violence” and the ability to unlock trip mines, silenced pistols, machine guns and more.

You will have three “partners in crime” controlled by either AI or friends via co-op multiplayer as you traverse the game map on a hellbent crime spree through six different which include: bank robberies, prisoner extractions, and armored car hijackings.

The game boasts “dynamic environments, adaptive enemy behavior, shifting entry points, FBI agents repelling down on ropes through the skylights, SWAT teams crashing through the windows and special units crawling through the ventilation shafts makes each play-through of every heist a unique fight.”

PAYDAY: The Heist will be officially unveiled at E3 next week. Enjoy the screens.



  1. ASBI

    lets hope it doesnt get canned like GUNLOCO !!!! :D

    #1 4 years ago
  2. DSB

    It would be awesome if someone made a game like that, except with realistic conditions so everybody had to consider what they were doing very carefully.

    Just style it after “Heat” and let the robbers put out booby traps for 30 seconds before each round, so the cops have to really watch their step, offsetting their superior armor by limiting their movement, with the bankrobbers as the aggressors trying to get out.

    In my dreams :P

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Gekidami

    Meh, Papo & Yo seemed more deserving of its own article then this crap.

    This is coming out on PC too, btw. Its from SOE, not SCEE so no exclusivity.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Aimless

    This could actually be quite interesting. It seems mechanically somewhat similar to Left4Dead, albeit trading the zombies in for more varied objectives. (Is it actually running on Source? There’s something of the look of the engine about it.)

    The downloadable shooter market is pretty competitive, but if this plays differently enough — and is competently executed, obviously — I could see myself getting £10-15 worth of enjoyment out of it.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. xino

    farking hell man!

    it’s like the game idea I’m currently working on:/

    that is the problem about game development, it’s a race to be the first to come up with this idea. And if someone beats you to that unique idea, it feels like you ripped theirs off.

    #5 4 years ago
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    #6 4 years ago
  7. DSB

    Looks pretty crap.

    “High Intensity FPS Thrills”?


    #7 4 years ago
  8. Aimless

    Well, that trailer has rather defused my initial enthusiasm; there’s nothing like buttrock to dampen expectations.

    #8 4 years ago
  9. xino

    just watched the trailer!

    exactly like my game design document.

    however this game doesn’t seem to be executed well, although it’s a PSN title.

    #9 4 years ago
  10. YoungZer0

    I see some potential there.

    #10 4 years ago

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