Payday 2: Crimewave Edition
received a lot of flak for being a lackluster port of a very good PC game. Last we heard of this controversial title, the original developer, Starbreeze, had purchased the rights to the Payday series
from their publisher, 505 Games. The PC version received almost immediate updates and an overturning of a microtransaction system that had previously raised eyebrows, but nothing changed for console users — until today. A free content update is being pushed out today, September 7th, to all console players, with some paid DLC on the way too.
According to Starbreeze, the content update contains more than 20 DLCs that will be completely free, and had previously been unavailable to console users. It includes content like "First World Bank Heist," "The Overkill Pack," "The Jacket Character Pack" and much more.
Also being added are premium DLC packs gracing consoles for the first time. Unlike the free update which is going live today, these will be available later this week. There are 10 DLCs being added. All of the pricing given was in U.S. dollars:
- The Pointbreak Heists - $6.99
- The Alesso Heist - $6.99
- The Golden Grin Casino Heist - $6.99
- The Sokol Character Pack - $4.99
- The Yakuza Character Pack - $4.99
- Butcher's AK/CAR Mod Pack - $4.99
- Butcher's BBQ Pack - $4.99
- Butcher's Western Pack - $4.99
- The Gage Ninja Pack - $4.99
- Gage Chivalry Pack - $4.99
The 10 premium DLCs will also be packaged together as "The Big Score" bundle for US$39.99, which is 30% savings. If you're curious what any of this contains, the descriptions should go live when they are added to the Marketplace, or you can search them online, as they are preexisting DLC from the PC version.
Also scheduled to go live when the DLC is added to the Marketplace (which, though no date was given, should be in "the coming days") is a definitive version of Crimewave Edition
. It's called Payday 2: The Big Score
and will contain the base game Payday 2: Crimewave Edition
as well as the 10 premium DLCs mentioned, for US$49.99. It'll also contain "The Royalty Collection" mask bundle.
Last but not least, if you're more of a disc-in-hand type of gamer, Payday 2: The Big Score
will be getting a brick-and-mortar retail release this fall, at the same price of US$49.99.
Whether or not this will put Payday 2
back on the radar for console gamers... we'll just have to wait and see. For now, it's looking like a start.