Payday 2 co-developer Starbreeze Studios has announced that the game’s pre-orders have been so successful that the game has turned a profit already, and it’s not had a full release yet.
As reported and translated by Gamereactor, the Starbreeze statement says that all of the money invested into the project via publisher 505 Games has been recouped already, meaning that all income from this point will be shared between both parties.
The site translated a statement from former Overkill CEO Bo Andersson-Klint which reads, “Today Starbreeze has once again demonstrated that our strategy of focusing on our own properties is correct.
“Not only have we managed to deliver a desirable product in Payday 2 but also executed a promotion that few companies of our size can. We now look forward to the royalty income that can secure the company’s development of its own IP in the future.
“That Payday 2 generates revenue for the company six days before the release is of course very unusual for games of this size and strengthens the long-term nature of our strategy.”
The game will hit Steam, August 13 and other formats between August 13 and 16. It’s due on PS3 and Xbox 360.
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