Posts Tagged ‘Starbreeze Studios’

Dead By Daylight Plans Parties, New Killers, New Maps

Dead by Daylight [official site] has lurched up the Steam charts with its 1v4, horror movie killer vs. plucky teens, multiplayer action. Basically, a supernatural slasher tries to sacrifice teens to dark gods by hanging them from meat hooks, while the teens try to evade the killer while they fix generators so they can escape. From what I’ve seen, it looks like a lark with pals but… that’s a bit tricky when it lacks multiplayer party support. Fear not! (Fear less?) Parties are coming, developers Behaviour say, along with more maps, killers, and so on.

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Dead By Daylight Bringing 4v1 Slasher Horror To June

The last time Behaviour Interactive tried to make a psycho killer (qu’est-ce que c’est?) game, they ended up with Naughty Bear. Ohhh dear. Two of ’em! This time, they’re going for classic horror movie slashing in Dead by Daylight [official site]. It’s a 4v1 multiplayer game about hapless teens trying to escape the murderous clutches of killers with bear traps, big knives, meat hooks, and all that. We’ve not seen much yet, but publishers Starbreeze today announced Dead by Daylight will launch on June 14th.

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Starbreeze Making Co-op FPS Based On F2P CrossFire

Starbreeze Studios, makers of the Riddick FPS and owners of Payday devs Overkill, have announced a new co-op FPS based on Smilegate’s F2P mega-hit CrossFire (pictured above). How big a hit? Up to six million players online at once big. I’m familiar with South Korean developers making free-to-play versions of western FPS–and still fascinated by Counter-Strike Nexon Zombies–but can’t think of many times it’s gone the other way. Fingers crossed their CrossFire embraces the original’s weirdness.

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Payday 2 And Goat Simulator Swap Goofy Crossover DLC

Checks calendar. Okay, it’s not April 1. Checks Steam. There’s definitely a store page for it. I guess this is really happening.

The latest Payday 2 [official site] heist is themed around…Goat Simulator. And the latest Goat Simulator [official site] DLC is themed around… Payday 2.

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Payday 2 Gets Point Break Remake Tie-In DLC

Since launch, Payday 2 [official site] has received a staggering 39 different bits of DLC that range, from festive soundtracks to cross-promotional movie-game tie ins. John Wick joined the co-op crime FPS last year, and now it’s going a bit Point Break. Overkill have teamed up with Warner Bros. to add things loosely inspired by the upcoming remake (no, not the 1991 Patrick Swayze-starring original) to Payday 2, in both a free update and extra paid DLC.

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StarVR: Starbreeze Get Into Cybergoggles

Folks have been gushing and gasping (and grumbling, in my case) for years about the coming virtual reality revolution, but it’s all about to kick off. Valve’s Vive is due later this year, Oculus have revealed the Rift consumer model that’ll launch in early 2016, and Microsoft’s augmented reality HoloLens will follow Windows 10. Starbreeze Studios want in.

The company behind Brothers, Syndicate, and (through their subsidiary Overkill) the Payday games have snapped up cybergoggle makers InfinitEye. Along with releasing hardware under the name StarVR, they plan to make VR-friendly games – starting with Overkill’s The Walking Dead.

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Have You Played… Syndicate?

Not pictured: your own legs. But they're down there!

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game recommendations. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time.

No, not that one. The other one. Yes, the FPS. EA trying to resurrect Bullfrog’s top-down tactical series as an FPS was obviously going to rile up the people it was supposed to excite, but ignore the name. It’s a pleasant spot of face-shooting in a sumptuous cyberpunk world of gleaming clean lines and filthy neon. I don’t remember much of the campaign, but writing this has me wanting to dive back into the co-op.

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