I’ve grumbled enough about being overwhelmed by the torrent of Payday 2 [official site] DLC, and feeling overwhelmed by it, that I should point out a cool thing developers Overkill have done. Or another cool thing, I should say, given how many content updates they’ve released for free.
As so few games do, Payday 2 has permanently cut the price of its older DLC. Gosh, I wish this wasn’t so rare. I would like to play those Mass Effect 3 DLCs, for example, but not for $10 a pop – and it seems EA will never bundle them up into one wallet-friendly lot. Oh, back on Payday 2, a new update brought another free heist.
Details on the Meltdown heist, fork lift truck and all, are this-a-way. Update 67 fixed a lot of bugs too, also detailed there.
But those discounts! Splendid! The base game, individual packs, small themed DLC bundles, and the GotY Edition with the lot are all cheaper now. Discounts range from 33-43%, which aren’t massive – they’re frequently on sale for less – but as new permanent price points go are great.
As attempts to extend a game’s life go, I’m digging what Overkill are up to. Yes, they do put out a lot of DLC, but none’s strictly necessary and you don’t need to buy DLC heists to play them if you join someone else’s game. It’s been a while since I’ve seen a paid game get so much support – and Overkill promise years more – as most games shooting for multi-year lifespans seem to be free-to-play nowadays. I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention the care Tripwire Interactive have lavished on their own games, like Killing Floor, but it’s not a competition, is it? Thanks for doing cool game things, cool game people.