So in some exciting news, Sony Online Entertainment has announced a new downloadable title that’s going to be coming our way, and it looks like we’ve hit the jackpot.
Payday: The Heist will have gamers teaming up together to, you guessed it, heist a bank. It’s as if Overkill Software, the team behind the game, took the premise from the best part of Kane and Lynch: Dog Days and combined it with the AI from Left 4 Dead. If that doesn’t pique your interest, I don’t know what will.
The game is designed as a first-person shooter, which is an interesting choice considering a main component of gameplay has to do with cooperative tactics. The game will boast four-person co-op and, as far as I can tell, no competitive multiplayer. Obviously, the objective of each map is to break in, deal with hostages, steal the goods and get out, all the while having to deal with the fuzz.
With six different scenarios, dynamically adaptive AI (think of the AI Director from Left 4 Dead) and a character specialty progression tree, Overkill promises endless replayability. Add the fact that we’ve been promised future DLC such as additional heists, weapons and equipment, and this has suddenly shot up to the top of my “most anticipated” downloadable titles.
The game is apparently coming to the PSN as well as to PC. We’ll keep you posted on any additional news about Payday: The Heist when we find out. I’m assuming we’ll hear some more about it over E3 so if this sounds like your sort of gaming, keep your eyes peeled.