Payday 3 Studio Creates A Team Of Veteran Devs To Turn Things Around For The Game

We will be hearing more about the changes in the near future.

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  • Payday 3 studio has revealed that it has created a team of veteran devs from many existing ones to improve the game.
  • The team wants to turn things around for the title to give fans the heisting experience sought from the Payday sequel.
  • The devs acknowledge that many of the fans are not satisfied with the game in the state it is currently in.

The release of Payday 3 was full of turmoil. While the title saw initial success despite issues, the performance bugs and a lack of notable features became apparent soon after. As a result, the dev Starbreeze has been trying to damage control and fix the reported issues with the game. Now, the studio has created a new team of veteran devs to turn the game into a worthy sequel, per the latest official update in a blog post. 

In order to turn your feedback into action, we’ve put together a strike team of veteran developers from the design, community, communication and production teams with the focus on bringing PAYDAY 3 up to where it will meet your expectations,” reads the announcement.

The veteran group is full of several talented individuals who likely carry the experience from Payday 2. As a result, we can expect all of the player feedback to be taken into account, considering the transparency of the studio with the player base so far. The blog post by the devs also emphasizes that they are “well aware” that fans are unsatisfied with the game and appreciate them for the feedback.

We’re well aware that many of you aren’t satisfied with the game the way it is in its current state. Since launch, we’ve been reading your valuable feedback in forums, social media and in video comments in addition to the FeatureUpvote page. This helps us massively and is crucial to the continued development of PAYDAY 3.”

The new veteran team of devs will allow the initial plans to be realized much faster and more efficiently. The report mentions that the new team is already “creating a plan” to precisely decide the steps that will “shape the game into the heisting experience” we have wanted from a PAYDAY sequel for the future. The studio also went as far as to share a detailed schedule for the players, which will likely be revised and acted upon. 


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The first-person shooter was released on 21 September 2023 for PC, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series S, and Series X. eXputer’s Asad Ahmed dubbed it a “disappointing sequel” in his review for a plethora of reasons, giving it only a 2.5/5. The title was hailed for engaging gunfights, in-depth customization, improved visuals, and a fun gameplay loop. However, it received criticism for a lack of QoL features, a grind-heavy approach, and lousy AI.

Before going on a major heist with your buddies, do glance through our maximum FPS and performance guide to ensure no random FPS drop ruins your run. 

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Shameer Sarfaraz is a Senior News Writer on eXputer who loves to devoutly keep up with the gaming and entertainment industries. He has a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science and several years of experience reporting on games. Besides his passion for breaking news stories, Shahmeer loves spending his leisure time farming away in Stardew Valley. His articles have been cited by VGC, IGN, GameSpot, Game Rant, TheGamer, GamingBolt, The Verge, NME, Metro, Dot Esports, GameByte, Kotaku Australia, PC Gamer, and more. Experience: 4+ Years

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