Payday 2, the sequel to the 2011 hit Payday: The Heist, has outgrown its britches, so to speak, and will no longer be released digitally for Xbox 360 and PS3. Because the game has expanded in scope and size, Payday 2 will now see a full retail release for both Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.
The game was originally planned to be an Xbox Live and PSN download, but its total filesize just became too large for digital download.
Payday 2 Game Director David Goldfarb said, “We have a bit of a problem here at Overkill – there are just too many great ideas and none that we were really happy to throw out – so Payday 2 has become just too big to reserve release on Xbox Live and PlayStation Network alone.”
“We wanted to do everything we could to make a game that truly fits the vision of the team at Overkill but most importantly delivers an exciting, rewarding experience for the player – be they a long-time fan or new to the series,” said 505 Games’ Head of Global Brand, Tim Woodley. “We’re expecting great things from Payday 2 and are really looking forward to working with our retail partners all over the world to make it the huge success it deserves to be.”
Payday 2 will release for both consoles as well as PC (via Steam) in August 2013.