Payday 3 release date speculation, trailer, location, and more

Everything we know about the third edition of the Payday series

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You know the saying ‘crime pays’? Well, so does patience. It’s been a very long time since we got an all-new title in the Payday franchise, but the end is in sight. After Payday developer StarBreeze finally dug itself out of a financial hole by signing a co-publishing deal with Koch Media, Payday 3’s future was secured.

With that backing, the Swedish studio is now getting its head down to get the next Payday game ready. While we don’t know too much about it yet, we did get some first glimpses of Payday 3 during the 2021 Summer Game Fest showcase.

With there being such a big gap between the excellent Payday 2 and the new game – plus all of that financial turmoil with the game’s developer – there are plenty of questions swirling about this game. When is Payday 3 coming out, what will it be like, and what platforms will I be able to play it on?

We’ve got all the answers for you right here.

Payday 3 release date rumours

Payday 3 is scheduled to release in 2023. We sadly don’t have a more concrete date than that, but it looks likely it’ll be in the second half of this year – with more details to come at an event like Summer Game Fest.

Payday 3 trailer

Payday 3 doesn’t have a dedicated trailer just yet, but we got some very quick glimpses of it during the announcement trailer of Prime Matter, the new Koch Media label that will be publishing Payday 3.

Payday 3 location

Thanks to the PayDay 10th anniversary stream, we know Payday 3 will take place in a “living, enormous representation” of New York City and not Washington DC.

The game will take place several years after the previous game and feature Fallas, Hoxton, Chains, and Wolf as they come out of retirement for another job.


Payday 3 developer

Payday 3 is still being developed by StarBreeze, the studio that developed the first two games and the holder of the Payday IP. It has however signed a deal with Koch Media worth 50 million euros, in which Koch will co-publish the game when it releases in 2023.

This deal secured the future of Payday 3 after StarBreeze suffered from a spell of severe financial difficulty.

Payday 3 platforms

Payday 3 will launch on PC and both PlayStation and Xbox consoles. With the release date slated for 2023, there’s a good chance that it will be optimised for the PS5 and Xbox Series X|S, but that is yet to be confirmed.

PAYDAY 3 news

It’s been a while since we last got our grubby mitts on a Payday game and much has changed since then. Starbreeze say Payday 3 will encompass those changes, with the game featuring things such as cryptocurrency, mass surveillance, and criminal networks like the Dark Web.

The game is also being made with Unreal Engine.

That’s all the info we’ve got on Payday 3 for the moment, but we’ll keep this guide updated as more is revealed about the hotly-anticipated sequel to Payday 2.