Overkill Releases First Payday 3 Trailer, Reveals Launch Window

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As 2023 kicked in (for most of the world), Overkill Software decided it wanted to be the first word out of everyone’s mouths in the new year. On YouTube, the developer published a short, 24-second Payday 3 trailer that officially revealed the game’s logo, setting, and a launch window.

There’s not much to take away from the clip, admittedly, and we’ve known that Payday 3 has been in development for quite a while. However, this marks the first teaser trailer for what is quite a highly anticipated game. It was way back in 2013 that Payday 2 launched, and heist-loving gamers are hungry for more.

Payday 3 Trailer Confirms Launch Window

So, it’s by no means a ‘narrowed-down’ launch window, as Overkill has stated that Payday 3 will release in ‘2023’. Aside from an invitation that offered players the ability to wishlist the game on Steam, nothing more was said. Here’s the trailer for reference:

What we can glean from the Payday 3 trailer is that the game appears to take place in New York City. There’s a team of four, equipped with what looks like heist equipment, gazing over the East River as fireworks erupt in the distance. It could mean something, or, more likely, it’s Overkill’s way of ushering in the new year.

There’s a little more information waiting to be found on Steam, though. On the PC-centric platform, Overkill went as far as to provide a full description of the game:

PAYDAY 3 is the much anticipated sequel to one of the most popular co-op shooters ever. Since its release, PAYDAY-players have been reveling in the thrill of a perfectly planned and executed heist. That’s what makes PAYDAY a high-octane, co-op FPS experience without equal. Step out of retirement back into the life of crime in the shoes of the Payday Gang, the envy of their peers and the nightmare of law-enforcement wherever they go. Several years after the crew’s reign of terror over Washington DC has ended, they assemble once again to deal with the threat that roused them out of early retirement.

Payday 3 on Steam

It’s worth keeping an eye on this one, as Payday 2 certainly was a no-holds-barred criminal romp that satisfied many gamers looking to explore the urge to obtain a five-finger discount without actually breaking the law. Does that sound weird?

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