Payday 2 developer Overkill Software has not too long ago restarted work on their co-op shooter after a tough 12 months that started in December 2018 when their workplace was raided. The workforce is now in a greater place to debate what is going on with the sport going ahead, together with with the PS4, Xbox One, and Switch variations of the sport.
In a publish on Overkill Software’s web site, CEO Mikael Nermark has opened up concerning the console variations of the sport, admitting that the disparity that exists between them and the PC model (which has obtained quite a few updates and heists that haven’t come to consoles) will stay. Although replace 1.5 is now reside for PS4 and Xbox One, it doesn’t deliver the console model according to the PC launch.
“We’ve had to look at the future console updates from our situation as it looks today, with the limitations that we have, rather than looking back at what has been said and done before and make choices accordingly, even though they might not be what we wish,” Hermark admits. “We simply have too many constraints in available manpower to be able to fix the situation in the short term.”
The following heists and options will not be accessible in console variations, and are unlikely to be made accessible sooner or later:
- Shacklethorne Auction Heist (a part of Icebreaker Campaign)
- Reservoir Dogs Heist
- Hells Island Heist (a part of Breaking News Campaign)
- No Mercy Heist (a part of Breaking News Campaign)
- The White House Heist (a part of Breaking News Campaign)
- The Safe House characteristic
Because of this, “The Secret” storyline will stay inaccessible on consoles. Nermark says that the workforce is investigating bringing over the masks, weapons, and mods related to these heists, although. “Some additional content has licensing and collaboration restrictions attached to them, which unfortunately will make them challenging to release,” he notes. It’s additionally unclear whether or not the upcoming Silk Road marketing campaign will likely be unique to PC or not.
The Switch model, in the meantime, is “very unlikely” to obtain additional updates. Because the Switch model was developed externally, the workforce just isn’t able to proceed work on it of their present type, so Switch gamers will miss out on future content material. The Switch port of Payday 2 obtained a 5/10 in our assessment, with reviewer James Swinbanks discovering that on this model of the sport “almost every aspect is outdated or diminished in some way.”
Nermark says that Overkill Software is “very unwilling to close the door completely on some of these issues,” however for now, it is possible that the PS4 and Xbox One variations of the sport will lag behind the PC model, and the Switch won’t obtain updates. The silver lining right here is that Nermark says that the adjustments are being made internally to make sure that, with Payday 3, they’ll “do it right” from launch onwards.
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