Payday 3 Sales Exceed Developer’s Expectations Despite Launch Issues
Payday 3 was one of the most anticipated video games of 2020 but technical issues and delays marred the launch of the game. Despite these issues, the game has still exceeded developer Starbreeze’s expectations, with sales surpassing the million mark.
Launched on Steam on June 22, the game was plagued with slow load-times, performance and stability issues. Many players experienced slow loading times, resulting in long wait times to start the game. There were also technical glitches that prevented the game from launching at all.
Starbreeze responded quickly to the game’s issues, announcing that they had investigated and fixed a large majority of the reported problems. The developer also made several updates to fix underlying issues and improve performance.
Despite these technical issues, Payday 3 has been a success for the developer. Starbreeze confirmed in a statement that the game had sold one million copies on Steam since launch. This is an impressive feat considering the numerous issues encountered at launch.
The developer also announced that a console version of the game is in the works, but no details have been released. Players can expect to see the game on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and possibly even the next-gen consoles.
It seems that Payday 3 has exceeded the developer’s expectations despite its rocky launch. The game’s success on PC bodes well for the upcoming console versions, and fans of the series can look forward to more heists in the future.