Starbreeze Buying Payday Developer

Starbreeze, most recently known for EA’s mediocre Syndicate FPS, is buying Overkill Software. The deal is still pending shareholder approval but the logo image on Overkill Software’s website already features a little Starbreeze influence so we assume that it’s just a formality.

Both studios are based in Stockholm, Sweden and Starbreeze recently laid off 25 staff members following the completion of Syndicate. They’re currently working on a freemium game called “Cold Mercury” but they will continue to make games in the traditional retail model too.

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I couldn’t find any information as to what Overkill has been working on, other than supporting Payday: The Heist, their fairly successful PSN shooter from last year.

Source: Starbreeze

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