Payday: The Heist developer Overkill Software didn’t need to stage a bank robbery in order to score an impressive haul, as it’s revealed that its downloadable PSN and PC shooter has sold over 400k copies since its release in October last year.

That success has prompted the studio to start work on a sequel, which it will continue to develop under the watchful eye of new owner Starbreeze Studios.

Gaffer Mikael Nermark explained:

They will still continue to grow the first Payday, to enhance that experience, and move to the sequel. They're doing great stuff, and I'm not going to change that in any way. We're going to give them the creative freedom to do what they've done so well.

Who’s up for a second helping of co-operative crime simulation, then?