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24 Feb 2021

Payday 3 LEAKS: Release Date, Platforms, Trailer, Engine, And Everything We Know

Payday 3, the next instalment in the popular heist series, has been unveiled.

We'd say revealed, but the game was actually announced in 2019, and it's a bit of a miracle that it's even coming at all. 

In 2018, Starbreeze filed for bankruptcy, but the team managed to add more content to Payday 2 last year - despite the game launching in 2013.

Release Date

In a tweet from the series' official Twitter page back in October, the game was confirmed to be in the design phase with a "TBA" release date.

Check out the tweet below:

ACCESS: PAYDAY TWITTER MANMEMBER COUNT: 100,000REQUEST RECEIVED, ACCESSING CRIMENET...CONNECTING...ONLINE. TIME: 13:37STATUS PAYDAY 3☑️CONFIRMED ☑️DESIGN PHASE☑️RELEASE DATE TBA☑️UNREAL ENGINE pic.twitter.com/fqnWYEaCSg

— PAYDAY 2 ? (@PAYDAYGame)

October 3, 2020

The game is also in development on Epic's Unreal Engine, which offers a flexible toolkit for developers.

Of course, whether that's Unreal Engine 4 or the all-singing, all-dancing Unreal Engine 5 seen in a PS5 tech demo remains to be seen.

Platforms

Given that Payday 2 is available on all platforms, we'd expect the third game to at least aim for console and PC.

The latter seems a certainty, especially given the strong Steam community that exists.

What Is Payday 3?

Ever watched Point Break and thought "man, robbing banks looks so cool when Swayze does it?".

The Payday franchise is like that, in many ways. Players rob banks, jewellery stores, drug dens and more in teams of up to four players.

You'll "case" locations, walking in and scoping out security (which is often switched around from match to match), before looking to restrain hostages and security, crack open a safe, and make it out with the loot.

It's tense, and when the bullets fly it can be chaotic, but there's nothing quite like it.

Trailer

Alas, no trailers just yet.