In an announcement today, Starbreeze, a Stockholm based game developer, has bought and acquire the full rights to the Payday franchise. Also, they have announced that Payday 3 is in the works, fully developed by them.
“PAYDAY is very close to my heart, and has laid the foundation for Starbreeze success in recent years. We’re very excited to bring our heisters home to the safe house,” said Bo Andersson Klint, Starbreeze CEO. “To start with, we believe in the continued success of PAYDAY 2 and will support it for at least another 18 months continuing expanding the game.”
At current, Payday 2 will still be supported and ran by previous develoer 505 Games, and support will continue for at least 18 months.
You can read the full announcement here.