Starbreeze is continuing its search for a publisher for heist-themed shooter sequel Payday 3.
In its latest earnings results published on Tuesday, the Swedish developer and publisher said it was “engaged in ongoing discussions” and intends to present a publishing agreement before the end of the first half of 2020.
“Payday is the company’s most important brand and we are seeking a good partner that can provide financial stability and possesses the marketing and distribution resources required to power the best possible launch and further development of the product,” it said.
Starbreeze released new DLC for Payday 2 in October, which it says was “enthusiastically received” by the game’s community and brought its concurrent players to 56,582: the highest level in some time.
“This is a good sign that confirms the interest in a future release of Payday 3 and lays a stable foundation for continued efforts,” it said.
Starbreeze will release additional updates for Payday 2 in 2020, it said.
The Payday maker has been restructuring since December 2018, when it announced plans to streamline its operations to focus on its core games development and publishing businesses, due to a shortage of liquidity.