There’s been plenty of livestreams happening today, with keynote addresses from Nvidia’s GPU Technology Conference and Microsoft Build 2017. Sandwiched in between them both Starbreeze decide to hold its own, revealing plenty of details about the company’s plans. Naturally virtual reality (VR) played a part and in a surprise announcement the studio has confirmed VR support for Payday 2.
Payday 2 VR is a VR extension of the original title that launched back in 2013. If you already own Payday 2 and own a HTC Vive then it won’t cost a penny to play as it’s a free update. For those that don’t then Payday 2 retails for £14.99 GBP. The beta is due to start later this year.
Work on Payday 2 VR has been going on for a while, and it’ll feature all the content fans love from the franchise just in a more immersive way. Playing the VR version won’t be a separate session either, if you’ve poured countless hours into the videogame then you can still use your character in VR. Additionally, as a multiplayer title Payday 2 VR will also be fully cross-platform compatible so VR and PC players can combine their efforts.
Payday 2 is the work of Starbreeze internal studio OVERKILL which is also working on another little project called OVERKILL’s The Walking Dead. Recently the studio announced it was postponing the launch until 2018.
VRFocus will continue its coverage of Starbreeze and Payday 2 VR, reporting back with any further updates.