New Payday 3 Trailer Talks You Through What Makes Heists Special

Published: August 2, 2023 9:55 AM /


A group of robbers shooting at offscreen enemies in Payday 3

Starbreeze has released a new Payday 3 video breaking down what makes the multiplayer shooter's heists so unique.

The trailer discusses what you can expect from Payday 3's heists, as well as what makes them different from Payday 2 and what challenges the devs faced while making them.

According to lead producer Andreas Häll-Penninger, Payday 3 will launch with 8 unique heists, and the team's goal is to make sure each one "has its own identity".

Design lead Per Storlokken goes on to say that one of the key challenges is to ensure players can coordinate positioning and movement across heists, which are the pillars of Payday 3's stealth.

One big change this time around is that breaking stealth shouldn't feel like a failure. Payday 3's systems are set up so that you can switch play styles if you're discovered rather than feeling like you've messed up.

Changes from Payday 2 include a de-emphasization of quick actions in favor of movement and coordination, as well as a diversification of civilian types.

Senior designer Miodrag Kovačević says civilians are now divided into "regular Joe Shmoes" and employees, and that they will care about different things.

Häll-Penninger says the world of Payday has evolved since Payday 2 as well, so you'll notice more high-tech systems and security features on heists.

To conclude, Storlokken says that stealth difficulty varies "quite a bit" between heists, and so your approach must also change. 

Payday 3 isn't a "racing game"; it'll require more patience on your part to observe the mechanisms of each heist and respond to them.

You'll be able to get your hands on Payday 3 when it launches on September 21st for PC, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X|S.

The game will also be launching on Xbox Game Pass on day one, so if you're subscribed, you can check it out that way as well.


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Game Page Payday 3
Starbreeze Studios
Deep Silver
Release Date
September 21, 2023 (Calendar)