“REQUEST RECEIVED, ACCESSING CRIMENET.”
The tweet also revealed a single screenshot from the new game, too, although let’s be honest – it doesn’t give us much to go on, does it? Here, take a peek (thanks, wccftech):
ACCESS: PAYDAY TWITTER MAN
MEMBER COUNT: 100,000
REQUEST RECEIVED, ACCESSING CRIMENET…
STATUS PAYDAY 3
??RELEASE DATE TBA
??UNREAL ENGINE pic.twitter.com/fqnWYEaCSg
— PAYDAY 2 ? (@PAYDAYGame) October 3, 2020
Starbreeze has been under threat ever since the disastrous launch of Overkill’s The Walking Dead on Steam. The game flopped, causing severe financial issues and the acrimonious exit of boss Bo Andersson. Check out our feature, The fall of Starbreeze for more.
In an update shared this time last year, Starbreeze said it expects new publishing agreements in 2020 and projected a significantly improved cash flow from 2022 on. This ambitious cash flow rise is based on “expected events”, such as the release of Payday 3, the conclusion of a publishing agreement of Payday 3 during the first half of 2020 and financial backing from it, and a payment from the publishing agreement of mobile game Payday: Crime War.