Developer Overkill partnered with publisher 505 Games, back in 2012, in order to help them develop and launch Payday 2.
The game launched successfully in August of 2013, however, in October, Overkill announced that they will add microtransactions to Payday 2. As a result of that, the community got furious, since PayDay 2’s Producer Almir Listo said before that they will never be added.
“We’ve made it clear that PAYDAY 2 will have no micro-transactions whatsoever (shame on you if you thought otherwise!)”
Overkill went to Steam today to announce, and celebrate PayDay 2’s 100th update, that they currently own the franchise, and will continue to show support for 18 more months.
“The PAYDAY franchise is ours again and to celebrate it, we’re giving away a community grenade, the skills tree and we’re making the black market free for everyone going forward.”
“We will continue to develop stuff for PAYDAY 2 for another 18 months. We’re excited to continue working on the game until the end of 2017!”
There is also a new update coming on Thursday to revamp the game’s skill tree. It’s nice to see Overkill try and make amends with their fans.