Payday: The Heist: Good Luck Launching After Battlefield 3.

The game launched in North America without a hitch — well, a small one actually — but like so many other PSN titles, it's missing in Europe.

It's actually been common for the odd game or two to get lost in localisation. But this problem seems to be getting worse. Mortal Kombat Arcade Kollection, Dungeon Defenders, Daytona USA and Payday: The Heist are just four examples of a recent releases that have inexplicably not found their way to Europe on the PlayStation Store.

It's a little bit baffling to say the least. Needless to say, Sony's aware of the demand for Payday: The Heist at least. In a short update as part of this afternoon's PlayStation Store update post, manager Andy Stewart announced that "we are close to being able to confirm the release date of Payday: The Heist and are just waiting for SOE to provide 100% confirmation, which we hope will be with us later today".

We're actually eager to know what the hold-up for so many European PSN releases is. We understand (and appreciate that) localisation and testing is an important priority for the content SCEE releases, but the problem seems to be getting worse rather than better.