Overkill Gets a Publisher for Payday: The Heist 2, is Rumoured to be Working on Left 4 Dead Prequel
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It’s all go at Payday: The Heist developers Overkill. Not only have they picked up a publisher for a sequel to their co-operative shooter, they’re also rumoured to be working on a prequel to Valve’s Left 4 Dead series.

Let’s start with Payday: The Heist 2. Overkill confirmed that publisher 505 Games has picked up Payday: The Heist 2 via its website today. It added that the deal allows complete freedom to take the series in whatever direction it chooses.

"Players will be psyched to know that publisher 505 Games have joined the Payday crew!" says the statement. "We know we found the best partner period.

"This new co-operation lets us be Overkill and lets us develop the Payday franchise in new fantastic directions long term. With the support and skill of 505 Games we are going to pull off heists on a scale never seen before!

"In the words of Dallas: Let's do this!"

Platforms for the project are yet to be announced, however it’s worth noting that the original Payday: The Heist was a PC and PS3 exclusive.

Perhaps even more exciting is a rumour that began circulating this morning, which suggests that Overkill are also collaborating with Valve on a prequel to the Left 4 Dead series. The game, if reports are true, will tell the story of how the zombie outbreak originated.

Last month the studio revealed that it is working on an “in-depth collaboration” with Valve involving Payday: The Heist and Left 4 Dead, though no further details were given.

“We are working on a very cool blend of PAYDAY and Left 4 Dead. I am sure it is so exciting that it will have some players check into the hospital before we are done,” said Overkill at the time.

Again, it's worth noting that this is just a rumour. The game has yet to be officially unveiled, nor platforms specified. Left 4 Dead is currently a PC and Xbox 360-exclusive series.

I’m gonna go right ahead and say EFF YES.


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Comment #1 by craft3maker
Thursday, June 07, 2012 @ 04:10:19 PM
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Comment #2 by JustAFriend
Thursday, June 07, 2012 @ 04:10:53 PM
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Kill all sons'a bitches

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Comment #3 by Dr Zombie Bones
Thursday, June 07, 2012 @ 04:14:30 PM
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Left 3 Alive.

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Comment #4 by Mattymace666
Thursday, June 07, 2012 @ 04:15:11 PM
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Yes please :D

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Comment #5 by PG_MaxPayne
Thursday, June 07, 2012 @ 04:24:55 PM
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A Left 4 Dead prequel? Sounds great to me!

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Comment #6 by Symf0n1k Kl4w
Thursday, June 07, 2012 @ 04:32:25 PM
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Prequel, sequel, side-story, alternate retelling, reboot, whatever, JUST GIVE US MORE LEFT 4 DEAD!

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Comment #7 by TrueDestiny619
Thursday, June 07, 2012 @ 04:45:43 PM
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Left 4 Dead 3 Vs Dead Island: Riptide... I think we know whose gonna win

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Comment #8 by xKRAIZEEMANx
Thursday, June 07, 2012 @ 04:46:13 PM
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Awesome news!!!

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Comment #9 by Epic Gamer Will
Thursday, June 07, 2012 @ 04:46:51 PM
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Left 4 Dead: Again.

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Comment #10 by Aversion
Thursday, June 07, 2012 @ 04:57:16 PM
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Comment #11 by DOA_Rose
Thursday, June 07, 2012 @ 05:08:25 PM
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new L4D? Can we get Half-Life 3 on the side?

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Comment #12 by Rafie
Thursday, June 07, 2012 @ 05:12:36 PM
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Another L4D is another win for us. When they finally mention Half-Life 3, then our moment of zen will be imminent!

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Comment #13 by masterq60
Thursday, June 07, 2012 @ 05:16:32 PM
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Is this why cold stream is delayed?

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Comment #14 by wickedclowns95
Thursday, June 07, 2012 @ 05:20:25 PM
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I've never heard of this game Payday, it must be a PC game but I'll gladly take more L4D!

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Comment #15 by The Bum-Mobile
Thursday, June 07, 2012 @ 05:24:57 PM
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I'm all over a new Pay Day OR Left 4 Dead.

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Comment #16 by Crazyfulla
Thursday, June 07, 2012 @ 05:25:35 PM
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So amazed that valve noticed Payday! its such a fun game... now merging them together will be super awesome!

as for payday the heist 2 I can't wait for that one! ... i know its like sony interactive or whatever but... please make it for 360 if not ill still get it on steam :D

can't wait for more info!

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Comment #17 by HalfEVILmonkey
Thursday, June 07, 2012 @ 05:26:44 PM
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After the glitch-fest that was LFD, I would never return to the series. God that game was so awful.

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Comment #18 by o D M C o
Thursday, June 07, 2012 @ 05:41:45 PM
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I loved l4d and Dead Island, I hope they mix things up again for l4d3, every lvl ending with a crescendo became very boring and predictable. Left for Dead in a free roam world would be the perfect formula

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Comment #19 by Legendary801
Thursday, June 07, 2012 @ 05:51:20 PM
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Sigh.... I'm assuming that Valve can't count to 3 apparently.

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Comment #20 by xRaW CaRNage x
Thursday, June 07, 2012 @ 05:52:31 PM
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@13 that's what I'm wondering. I heard its supposed to drop in the next couple months. But who knows!

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Comment #21 by uhKillswitch
Thursday, June 07, 2012 @ 06:23:50 PM
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Another L4D would be awesome.
I'm hyped for more info.

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Comment #22 by secretkaos187
Thursday, June 07, 2012 @ 06:27:14 PM
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Pills Here! I am glad to see that L4D is being picked up!!! I also wish cold stream would get released for the 360

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Comment #23 by W I L L 3 R S
Thursday, June 07, 2012 @ 06:40:24 PM
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@ #22 Cold Stream was suppose to be out in February 2011, A year and four months have passed now, something tells me Valve are busy working on Another Game, Obviously this Prequel to L4D or maybe Half-Life 3. either way we are all Happy :)

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Comment #24 by Hurricane Of 87
Thursday, June 07, 2012 @ 06:52:59 PM
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"Perhaps even more exciting is a rumour that began circulating this morning."

E3's over, now it's back to reporting rumours. Great.

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Comment #25 by Jackse7en
Thursday, June 07, 2012 @ 06:59:01 PM
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Left 4 Dead prequel? Oh hellz yeah. Mind you though I do hope that they are smart enough to really work on the story of how the zombies came to be. They need to stay clear of "The secret government research group *insert name here* have been experimenting on *insert civilians/soldiers/POWS* and now thanks to an attack by *insert anti government group here* the zombies are free. yawn yawn yawn.

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Comment #26 by Mr Chr15topher
Thursday, June 07, 2012 @ 07:02:08 PM
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Maybe a heist goes wrong and releases the zombie outbreak? That would be a cool colaboration.

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Comment #27 by resevil239
Thursday, June 07, 2012 @ 07:30:00 PM
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How about valve puts some sort of logic to the order it makes its sequels in and give us Half-life 3 (NOT episode. Its been way too long for an episode) before making more sequels to games released much more recently. I loved portal 2, but the next half-life should have been done before than left 4 dead 2, and the upcoming counter strike. They should make a sequel first for the IP that had one the longest time ago, then move from there, rather than making a third for an IP much newer.

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Comment #28 by Aussie27Legend
Thursday, June 07, 2012 @ 07:39:38 PM
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Wait a sec, I thought this was meant to be a collab not them making two different games :(

Meh, I'll still enjoy both, but was kinda hoping to see Bank Robberies with Zombies.

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Comment #29 by Aussie27Legend
Thursday, June 07, 2012 @ 07:41:08 PM
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Oh fudge, ignore that comment, should have read all the way down. Excited :)

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Comment #30 by deluxnugs
Thursday, June 07, 2012 @ 10:35:17 PM
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i would go for a L4D prequel if its done in the vein of bioshock or the would have to have a great cant just be 5 levels that i can burn through in 40 min each.L4D was awesome and it did exactly what it was suposed to wasnt very good for telling its story.

now for all the valve/half life fanboys.valve NEVER created L4D the payday guys made it valve bought it & them and slaped their name on it made the money.i know they are rolling in the dough from steam and thats good for them because half life wasnt that great.i couldnt follow that story for shit and it had no was generic through and through.

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Comment #31 by xMEGADETHxSLY
Thursday, June 07, 2012 @ 11:02:36 PM
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Forget new left 4 dead where is the cold steam dlc

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Comment #32 by Nekroflame
Friday, June 08, 2012 @ 01:09:01 AM
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Left 2 Die

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Comment #33 by ZedChuva
Friday, June 08, 2012 @ 02:58:48 AM
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L4D is one of my most played games. Then they patched the shit out of it, to appease the VS whiners, and the game is a shadow of it's former self. SP Campaign is a cluttered mess now

L4D2 was good initially, but the addition of melee fatigue to SP KILLED the fun of the game. Again, VS babies ruined the SP experience.

L4D3 or L4D0 (whatever it may be) COULD be good, but if they implement the SP killing VS "fixes" to SP, I won't even bother getting it. But, since it's not Valve, this game MAY actually get released, and hopefully Overkill won't bow down to the crying of the VS community, and kill the SP community in the process. Actually, I'd love it if they released the game as a "Online only, no Single Player campaign" game, cause then I would never have to buy it at all, and ultimately be disappointed after all the "fixes".

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Comment #34 by l.maciver
Friday, June 08, 2012 @ 08:20:13 AM
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Comment #35 by Rise
Friday, June 08, 2012 @ 08:32:37 AM
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One man cheeseburger apocalypse.

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Comment #36 by katesith
Friday, June 08, 2012 @ 09:00:00 AM
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I can't be the only one whose not too happy with them going to 505, can I?

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Comment #37 by Normajean19
Friday, June 08, 2012 @ 10:03:35 AM
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Half life 3?

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Comment #38 by aim of kronic
Friday, June 08, 2012 @ 12:02:20 PM
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how about support your damn game.. L4D is great but it doesnt get the support it deserves

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Comment #39 by UltimateAuron32
Friday, June 08, 2012 @ 02:29:29 PM
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Left 4 Dead is fucking awesome, but once again the online community has RUINED a great game, people bitch about things that are blatantly a lack of THEIR own skill, but the develpers punish EVEREYONE.

and they wonder why people play modded games on the PC...

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