Last year, things weren’t going too well with Payday 2 after Overkill unveiled a new microtransaction system which essentially required players to pay for “drills” to unlock specific safes. This left players in uproar and ever since the developers have been trying their best to make things right, though those attempts backfired.

Now however, it seems that they’re trying to win fans back once again, and it might possibly be working. In an update released yesterday, Starbreeze Studios, the parent company of developer Overkill, announced that it had regained the franchise rights to the Payday series.

Overkill then announced that Microtransactions are being removed from Payday 2, and that the skill tree will receive an overhaul in an upcoming patch. Having the Microtransactions removed has come a lot later than players would have liked, but I guess it’s better late than never, eh?

In addition, Payday 2 will receive continued support, and will receive more content for the next 18 months.

If that wasn’t all, in the press release, Starbreeze also revealed that Payday 3 was in the works and revealed some of the details of an arrangement with 505 Games, the previous franchise holders, who’ll retain 33 percent of the game’s revenue, capped at $40 million.

In terms of what content the game will feature, more information on Payday 3 is coming “in the future.” Could we see an official full reveal at E3?

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