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Not-so-sneaky heist 'em up Payday 3 will launch this September

Shooting its way out

At tonight's Xbox showcase, there was a first proper look at upcoming heist 'em up sequel Payday 3. To skip to the end: it looks a lot like past Paydays, inasmuch as it's a co-op first-person shooter that's less about clever breaking and entering and more about mowing down waves of cops.

The trailer also came with a release date: September 21st.

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Its similarity to previous Paydays is no bad thing. Payday 1 and 2 never delivered the coordinated co-op sneaking I thought they would, but they were fun, frothy, capable Left 4 Deadlikes in a passable Heat mask.

If you were playing Payday for the story, for some reason, then you may be pleased to learn Payday 3 stars the same gang of robbers, pulled from retirement and reuniting. Missions will no longer take place in Washington DC, however, but in New York City.

Aside from a combeback for the series, Payday 3 is a hopeful comeback for developers Starbreeze, who hit upon hard times after Payday 2's initally huge success.

NotE3 and Summer Game Fest 2023 is over for another year. You can find out all the latest news by visiting our E3 2023 hub, or you can catch up with our round-up posts of everything that was announced at Summer Game Fest, the Xbox Games Showcase, the PC Gaming Show, Day Of The Devs, and our top highlights from the Wholesome Direct.

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