The restructuring of Starbreeze has been an interesting endeavor to watch. The company has sold multiple assets, IPs, licensing, and more to recoup money but most notably, they’re making Overkill resume updates of Payday 2 since Payday 3 isn’t ready yet.
While that’s fine and all, console versions will suffer because of this. The Nintendo Switch version in particular has been essentially dropped in terms of support although due to the port being outsourced and it’ll become too much to try and have it updated on parity with PS4 and Xbox One.
We’re very sad to announce that PAYDAY 2 for Nintendo Switch will be very unlikely to see further updates, despite what our initial ambitions were on the contrary. As per above, we’ve been forced to make many hard decisions along the road, and this is yet another. To put the Switch version separately into context, the transfer of the game over to the Switch-platform was not made in-house and would require significant further investments to happen.
We are very aware that this was undesired news, but we’d rather be clear to set the expectations now.Overkill
Speaking of Sony and Microsoft’s machines, those also get the cold shoulder. Not only will parity between PS4 and Xbox One be even farther away from PC, but content has also been cut from the updates it will receive:
We’ve previously mentioned that we would like to attempt to achieve parity for PC and Consoles, at this time however, it will not be possible. We will release Console update 1.5 – for free – which will soon be hitting a console near you and will bring the console version of the game slightly closer to the current Legacy collection on PC.
Some of the remaining heists, together with the Safe House-feature, unfortunately have too high requirements in terms of optimization to be viable to port at this time.Overkill
Payday 2 launched in 2013 on PS3, Xbox 360, and PC. It later came to PS4 and Xbox One in 2015, Linux on 2016, and Nintendo Switch in early 2018. Payday 3 is in active development.