Today we announce that Starbreeze enters a co-publishing agreement with Koch Media for PAYDAY 3 to launch on PC and consoles in 2023.
The agreement provides for an estimated total investment exceeding 50 MEUR for both development and marketing of PAYDAY 3 including 18 months of post-launch development and marketing of the game as "Games-as-a-service". With this co-publishing deal, the PAYDAY 3 project is fully financed. PAYDAY 3 is expected to launch during 2023.
“We are excited to announce this exclusive long-term PAYDAY 3 co-publishing deal with Koch Media who shares our passion for the PAYDAY franchise and the “Games as a service” model. In addition to securing the continued development, this deal secures global publishing of PAYDAY 3 as well as the marketing efforts through the entire game life cycle. We now have a strong foundation for a successful launch of PAYDAY 3”, said Tobias Sjögren, Acting CEO of Starbreeze.
With over 20 years of experience, Koch Media has posittioned itself as a premier publisher of digital entertainment.
“We are delighted to welcome Starbreeze as a new partner for our global publishing business. PAYDAY 3 is shaping up to be an incredible game. Based on what we’ve seen already, PAYDAY 3 is going to take the franchise to new heights and will delight PAYDAY fans as well as new audiences alike with innovative multiplayer gameplay”, said Klemens Kundratitz, CEO, Koch Media Group.
With the co-publishing deal signed, the PAYDAY 3 project is fully financed. PAYDAY 3 is expected to launch in 2023.
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