Payday: The Heist
Overkill Gets a Publisher for Payday: The Heist 2, is Rumoured to be Working on Left 4 Dead Prequel
Written Thursday, June 07, 2012 By Lee Bradley
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It’s all go at Payday: The Heist developers Overkill. Not only have they picked up a publisher for a sequel to their co-operative shooter, they’re also rumoured to be working on a prequel to Valve’s Left 4 Dead series.

Let’s start with Payday: The Heist 2. Overkill confirmed that publisher 505 Games has picked up Payday: The Heist 2 via its website today. It added that the deal allows complete freedom to take the series in whatever direction it chooses.

"Players will be psyched to know that publisher 505 Games have joined the Payday crew!" says the statement. "We know we found the best partner period.

"This new co-operation lets us be Overkill and lets us develop the Payday franchise in new fantastic directions long term. With the support and skill of 505 Games we are going to pull off heists on a scale never seen before!

"In the words of Dallas: Let's do this!"

Platforms for the project are yet to be announced, however it’s worth noting that the original Payday: The Heist was a PC and PS3 exclusive.

Perhaps even more exciting is a rumour that began circulating this morning, which suggests that Overkill are also collaborating with Valve on a prequel to the Left 4 Dead series. The game, if reports are true, will tell the story of how the zombie outbreak originated.

Last month the studio revealed that it is working on an “in-depth collaboration” with Valve involving Payday: The Heist and Left 4 Dead, though no further details were given.

“We are working on a very cool blend of PAYDAY and Left 4 Dead. I am sure it is so exciting that it will have some players check into the hospital before we are done,” said Overkill at the time.

Again, it's worth noting that this is just a rumour. The game has yet to be officially unveiled, nor platforms specified. Left 4 Dead is currently a PC and Xbox 360-exclusive series.

I’m gonna go right ahead and say EFF YES.


User Comments
Forum Posts: 34544
Comment #1 by Blaze Naruto Shippuden
Thursday, June 07, 2012 @ 04:20:10 PM
Left 4 Dead will never hit PS3. If it does...I'll shit bricks

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Comment #2 by I3oatsNHoes
Thursday, June 07, 2012 @ 04:20:55 PM
I would love a L4D game on the PS3, I bought the first game on the 360 and I can honestly say that it might just be one of my favorite games ever. Let's make it happen, please

Forum Posts: 34
Comment #3 by DottyDuke
Thursday, June 07, 2012 @ 04:36:11 PM
I just wish the 2 Left 4 Dead games had an actual story to them. It was pretty much try to survive to get to the safe house and get a ride out of there.

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Comment #4 by Avan
Thursday, June 07, 2012 @ 04:43:27 PM
i really hope Left for Dead comes to PS3 i just wanna laugh at my friend's face, he is one of those XBox as sh oles

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Comment #5 by MartinSawyer
Thursday, June 07, 2012 @ 05:06:09 PM
The best option is having L4D free dlcs, mods, dedicated servers... do you think sony would aproove dlcs free from Valve? xD Microsoft didnt

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Comment #6 by Rafie
Thursday, June 07, 2012 @ 05:08:51 PM
@5 Microsoft doesn't normally do ANYTHING for free, so that isn't saying much!

Anyway, another Left 4 Dead is an automatic win for all of us. I have both titles on the 360 and I LOVE them. I hate the "witch" though (those who have or played the game know what I'm talking about). Please get it over to the PS3!

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Comment #7 by -Malik-
Thursday, June 07, 2012 @ 05:21:17 PM
I´m sorry to kill the Left 4 Dead prequel rumour already, because it is wrong, wrong and wrong..

Quote from overkill
"We are not working on a full game - we got PD2 and PD1 to take care of.

They are working on a dlc for Payday which will be a cross over with the left 4 dead serie.

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Comment #8 by DonnieDee
Thursday, June 07, 2012 @ 05:36:20 PM
Heck, I dont care if it is only a crossover, Ive loved L4D since playing them on a mates XBox and to play it in any form on PS3 would be an absolute joy

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Comment #9 by -Malik-
Thursday, June 07, 2012 @ 07:40:14 PM
#7 You have to buy payday then, if you havn´t already that is :)

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US October 18, 2011
Europe November 02, 2011

Players: 1-4
Online Players : 2-4
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