The developers of Payday 2 are now giving their statements over the outcry of their loyal players after implementing the micro-transaction feature in the game.
In October, Overkill, the developer of Payday 2, introduced the micro-transaction inside the game, in which they promised previously that they won?t be adding that feature in the game. This as a result made their fans angry on the decision they made.
In an Ask Me Anything thread on Reddit, a representative at Overkill was online to answer some of the questions the fans of Payday 2 are telling, you can check the whole AMA thread right here
Since we released PAYDAY 2 back in 2013, the OVERKILL crew working on the project has more than tripled in size. From 25 developers to today with 75 developers. This allows us to create better content more often across several platforms. Like we’ve said in the past, we do free updates when we can, and paid DLC when we have to. As our ambition for PAYDAY 2 post-launch has grown, we?ve hired more people to help us make it happen. New stuff include everything to the drive feature to the comeback of the First World Bank and Slaughterhouse from PAYDAY: The Heist.
Two years ago people would have us instantly start work on PAYDAY 3, right after we released PAYDAY 2, like developers usually do. Instead, we decided to continue work on PAYDAY 2, because we wanted to make it an incredible co-op experience. 88 updates later, we have to ensure the future survival of the game. We do sales when we can where we reduce the price point up to 75% in order to pay people’s wages and create a buffer for a rainy day. Six months ago, we also made a bold move to permanently reduce the price point of 16 PAYDAY 2 products by 33-43% in the hopes of drawing additional sales. Needless to say, we didn’t see the result we anticipated, and have had to think of other ways to make sure we can continue creating content in the pace we want in order to keep PAYDAY 2 fresh and exciting.
Love it or hate it, the micro-transaction is here to stay, though Overkill changed some of the purchases on the drills, as you can now acquire them without spending any money. It is still up to the fans if they will embrace the change or they will abandon the game after they felt being betrayed by the promise from the developers.