Who among us has not dreamed of becoming a hero of a blockbuster about daring robberies with dizzying chases, desperate scams and endless firefights? Is immoral? Of course. Dangerously? Still would!
But, after all, the forbidden fruits, which are so actively tickling the nerves and giving powerful adrenaline injections, are such, as a rule, inaccessible in the ordinary life routine, sensations and are drawn to themselves by a magnet …
Well, I must say thank you to the Swedes from Overkill Software for a completely crazy live-action shooter Payday, which is just ready to let them feel themselves in the shoes of the famous robber, before whom no safe, and no alarm system can resist.
And as the ministers of law and order … Yes, that all mess with these inept kittens ?! Cover them with heavy fire, and be done with it!
General information about the game:
- Genre – stealth action / tactical shooter
- Setting – a robbery simulator
- Developer – Overkill Software
- Publisher / Localizer – Starbreeze Publishing
- Release date – end of 2019
This franchise on the majority of ratings received 8/10, which is a rather high result for its specific gameplay and setting, and right now a third part of it is preparing for release.
Moreover, according to rumors, just for her sake, temporarily the developers abandoned the next chapter of The Walking Dead, and it was she who was destined to whitewash the name of the studio after last year’s failed RAID: World War II.
At the same time, it’s almost impossible to get any details about the project, or at least the estimated release date of Payday 3: Bo Andersson Clint associates cut in. Everything will be ready when ready and deaf to the groans of fans eager for at least some details. .
It’s difficult to talk about the plot itself, because, in fact, the new game of 2019 is a full-scale replayable series consisting of many missions-days that here are atmospheric called contracts.
Since in the second part there were a lot of remakes of tasks of the classic Payday: The Heist, here, most likely, there will also be something similar. Perhaps not immediately, but in the next loadable DLC 100%.
But, be that as it may, each customer in the process will require the player to do something with … pioneer, sabotage, or, on the contrary, prevent it, release someone, or brutally take revenge on the offenders. In a word, to spoil and cheat, but, actually, we stand on that!
Setting, rather, a relative On the crest of a wave, than the robbery in Italian. But, in this, of course, and all its charm. And also in amazing realism, because the cards repeat common urban landscapes, in which (what the hell is not joking?) Someone will be able to recognize their own streets.
They correspond to certain missions and, for sure, in this continuation, as in the past, there will be analogs of banks, money vaults, rich yachts, hotels and laboratories.
And also, of course, you will have to shoot hard at escapes from prisons, defend the besieged safe havens of robbers from the forces of law and order, and burn tires on innocent asphalt streets, trying to escape from the pursuit.
There is reason to assume that the system of relations between protagonists, antagonists, allies and customers will remain, but, of course, the list of them in something may change.
Among the first are entirely heroes and legends of the criminal world: in some ways psycho-maniacs, in something – suicides, and in something unconditionally deserving professionals. Former military, police, businessmen, mafia apostates and athletes.
The list of characters of several available classes (technology – breaking / exploding, attack aircraft – shotguns / tank, manipulators – healers / hostages / snipers, ghosts – stelsoviki, fugitives – parkour people / pistols / hand-fighters, and this list, I want to believe, will significantly expand), as will always be impressive.
Masks, costumes, a bunch of volyn, bombs and cold weapons are attached. However, it is not yet known whether the canonical team will leave for four or whether there will be at least some variety in this plan.
As allies, traditionally they will offer the most useful NPC, which will have to help in the management of various exotic (and not so) types of transport, firepower (if it is a sniper and other specialists), as well as different types of informants. Very, by the way, useful in achieving the ultimate goal, so their services should not be neglected.
A set of antagonists is also standard: in addition to the police and army extras, you will have to measure the length of the trunks with the forces of drug cartels, mafia groups, and, of course, with ingenious investigators and FBI sheep.
Traditionally, it will be possible to play in the first-person mode in single-missions (training, fact-finding, etc.), and participate in cooperative online, with the original system of wagering days.
As well as with numerous calendar events (it is worth to cross fingers to launch an analogue of the Halloween 2015-year) and training general shoots that help the team play better before the coming day of an important day with a specific task.
The lawful game will require, as always, the distribution of roles according to the specialization and specifics of the task, teamwork and good reaction.
Also expected is a classic system of reputation and a set of experience points, allowing you to pump the desired branch of development, which gives access to invaluable bonuses in the form of the ability to own certain equipment and skills.
Probably, the third part of the Diesel 2.0 engine will either significantly update or release its next generation of full value, although even if everything was left as it was, no one had any complaints, because everything looks very nice.
And, of course, I really want to hope that the game will again be attended by the compositions of independent Swedish composer Simon Viklund, so beloved by everyone, and so perfectly suited to the setting, as well as by other excellent authors.
Including it will be possible to hear again funny Easter eggs in the form of some smash-hits, remade by the mentioned comrades.
The third part of the franchise is similarly planned to be cross-platform, and it will be supported not only by MS Windows, but also by Linux, which is quite exotic. There will be a full-scale implementation of VR being run in this year.
The minimum system requirements are quite modest: just a dual-core processor of the initial generation, 4GB of RAM, and virtually any video card that supports the 9th DirectH. It is traditionally planned to distribute it: with network channels, cartridges for consoles, and on disks.
It is impressive that Tim Schaefer, the author of the famous Psychonauts 2, will be attracted to the development, and can not but rejoice that in Payday 3 they will get rid of the total PtW system, which has caused a powerful wave of discontent regarding its predecessor.
The same thing, that the update will envelop the full format of the next part, naturally and logically, because the second chapter has already managed to acquire such an incredible amount of DLC, that there are doubts that the publishers themselves have not yet lost in this dimensionless list of maps and missions. That is, there is every reason to believe that the new series will develop the idea well and will not disappoint the numerous fans of the project with its implementation.