It was recently announced that Starbreeze subsidiary Overkill Software had restarted Payday 2 development, with plans to release new paid and free content for the game, such November’s Silk Road update for PC.
But in a new blog post, Starbreeze CEO Mikael Nermark said the company’s recent financial difficulties – it has just exited a year-long reconstruction process – mean it doesn’t have the resources to support all versions of the game equally.
“PC and consoles will unfortunately have disparity going forward,” he said. “We would like to set the proper expectations at this time. Should we find the opportunity to revisit and solve the disparity in the future, we will do so.”
The Switch version of the game is “very unlikely to see further updates” while content “most likely to be excluded” from the Xbox One and PS4 versions include:
- Shacklethorne Auction Heist (part of Icebreaker Campaign)
- Reservoir Dogs Heist
- Hells Island Heist (part of Breaking News Campaign)
- No Mercy Heist (part of Breaking News Campaign)
- The White House Heist (part of Breaking News Campaign)
- The Safe House feature
“I know that we have not delivered on the Consoles as we should have, or even promised at one point,” Nermark said. “Where we are right now, I know that we still can’t.
“I want to change that for the future, but in all honesty, we won’t be able to do that for PAYDAY 2. We are however making the changes needed, so we can do it right for the next one from the get go.”
Starbreeze recently said it’s aiming to secure a publishing deal for Payday 3 in the first half of next year and to release the game in 2022-2023.