Sony have announced a new exclusive first person shooter made by the Swedish team at Overkill. There aren’t many details yet but what we have heard seems quite exciting.
The game is called Payday: The Heist and will be a cooperative first person shooter in a modern world, urban environment. Here’s how Bo Andersson, CEO of Overkill puts it in his best “press-release patter”:
PAYDAY: The Heist is an action-filled first person shooter for the PlayStation Network that lets you take on the role of a hardened career criminal executing intense, dynamic heists in constant pursuit of the next “big score”. Navigate diverse urban settings with three partners in crime – controlled by either AI or your best buddies in co-op multiplayer – and load out with an array of weaponry and equipment as you launch a spectacular crime spree through six high-stake heists, including banks robberies, prisoner extractions and armored car hijackings.
Plenty of games have used a similar premise, from Kane & Lynch to Hei$t, but the inclusion of four-man teams and a kind of progressive, class based levelling system may breathe fresh life into the set-up.
Overkill was set up from the ashes of Grin, the development team behind Bionic Commando (and BC: Rearmed), Wanted: Weapons of Fate and Terminator: Salvation.
Source: PS Blog