Payday 3 is "years away" says dev at disappointing Koch Media E3 event

By Kes Eylers-Stephenson,
Developed by Starbreeze Studios, Payday 3 received very little information of note in a disappointing Koch Media presentation at E3 2021. The seemingly endless conference was supposed to showcase its Prime Matter publishing arm, but very little was shown in terms of actual gameplay.

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The first two Payday games were surprise hits. They featured co-op play in bank heist scenarios. The third game, however, appears to be upping the ante a little with extra features like inter-gang warfare. In a conversation with developer Starbreeze, it was revealed that the game is "years away." They then showed this one screenshot, which we already saw in the Prime Matter sizzle reel at Summer Game Fest yesterday. Great.

It capped what was ultimately a pretty dismal conference, filled with little of note other than medieval soap. Will you be heisting when this one day arrives? Do you heist in real life? Let us know so we can report you to the police for being a felon and a fool.
Kes Eylers-Stephenson
Written by Kes Eylers-Stephenson
Hey, I'm Kes! I'm a Staff Writer, and I've been here since 2021. What do I like? The Outer Wilds is top notch. The Witcher 3 blew my mind over the course of five years completing it. I want Burnout back — I really miss crunching mechanical wonders into walls to the sound of Guns N' Roses. Cool, now we are acquainted, I'll see you around.