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Submitted by bendenny 201d ago | news

Payday 2 has pulled Starbreeze Studios out of a 15 year financial loss

The Sales of Payday 2 have Single handedly reversed a 15 year financial loss, in one fiscal quarter (Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons, Industry, Overkill Software, PAYDAY 2, PC, PS3, Starbreeze Studios, Xbox 360)

pwnsause_returns  +   201d ago
goddamn..
bendenny  +   201d ago
Good or bad Goddamn
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pwnsause_returns  +   201d ago
in a good way towards a certain point.

15 years in the red, any other company would sell themselves before then...
ThanatosDMC  +   201d ago
Great game and lots of awesome updates.
Majin-vegeta  +   201d ago
See DEVS if you make good games people will be inclined to buy them.
Dark11  +   201d ago
Sadly that is not true .. look at PlatinumGames.
zeal0us  +   201d ago
Overall majority of PG's games are good(or at least score well) but their biggest problem is either platform choice or marketing. Having people cosplay at gaming events is great but the average consumer don't go to these events.

For the eight games they've develop I hardly seen any ads of them that are out. I just now found out that Infinite Space existed.
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sinspirit  +   201d ago
@zeal0us

I think he is saying that they do make good games. But, they aren't selling and the great games for Wii U and coming out for it are also not selling the system as much as they should be.
SlavisH2  +   201d ago
so there will be payday 3
Aces17  +   201d ago
I hope so. I really liked Payday 2 and their is certainly a lot of things to be improved upon and added.
Rivitur  +   201d ago
Not for a while Starbreeze signed a 2 year contract with Overkill to support Payday 2.
kryteris  +   201d ago
Makes me wonder how much sony offered them to put this on ps +.
FamilyGuy  +   201d ago
That was the first Payday.
It was such a good game that it generated interested in the second, that hype contributed greatly to the sales of Payday 2.
Goro  +   201d ago
Payday 2 was free for US PlayStation Plus members in February.
Seraphim  +   201d ago
Never had any interest but looks like I should have downloaded it. After watching the trailer and a couple videos.... looks like a blast.
FamilyGuy  +   201d ago
I thought the second was just on discount, I know the first was on PS+ like a year ago.
1nsomniac  +   201d ago
All because of good pricing on digital versions, continued substantial support after release & free as well as paid DLC options.

Other developers take note!!
lonewolfjedi  +   201d ago
congrats guys
ironfist92  +   201d ago
But they made the awesome games The Darkness and Chronicles of Riddick games. How could they have been in financial loss for 15 years?
MaxwellBuddha  +   201d ago
Because 99% of gamers are stupid morons who won't even consider a game that isn't AAA with a Metacritic average of 9o+.
ironfist92  +   201d ago
Thats pretty sad. In saying so, I would love if Starbreeze made another Riddick game.
aLucidMind  +   201d ago
Precisely. I bought Darkness used for $10 and wound up saying that I should have bought it new when it was $40 so Platinum Games could have made money from my purchase. It wasn't worth $60 but it was definitely a good $40 worth of quality. Now I'm trying to find more games that I overlooked so I can see who to support by buying new and who to not bother with lol.
Rivitur  +   201d ago
Its not like they constantly were in the red this was after a total of 15 years. They had some years where they were in the red and others in the green it just so happens they finished in the red after 15 until they published Payday 2.
aLucidMind  +   201d ago
My apologies for being anal about this, but the correct term for making profit is being in the black, not the green. Why is it black? Hell if I know, green makes more sense to me.
_FantasmA_  +   201d ago
I'd like to see Starbreeze make the next Borderlands.
Pintheshadows  +   201d ago
Good.
Rhezin  +   201d ago
good to hear. Starbreeze is a great studio. The Darkness was and still is one of my all time favorite games. THEY NEED TO MAKE ANOTHER!
jollygoodchap8  +   201d ago
Awesome!

Fingers crossed for The Darkness 3.

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