Looks like we may be getting a Payday 3 release date at Summer Game Fest or any of its adjacent events, assuming the timing of an apparent leak is to be believed. A 21st September launch date was surfaced by notorious Microsoft Store scraper Aggiornamenti Lumia, suggesting some kind of announcement may be imminent – either during host Geoff Keighley’s showcase or any of the other events scheduled for the coming week.
The co-op shooter sequel was announced a few years back, but was pegged for 2023 some time ago. It’ll apparently be set in a “living, enormous representation” of New York City, and will take place several years after the events of predecessor Payday 2. The release will see the original gang dragged out of retirement, in a new world impeded by “cryptocurrencies, mass surveillance, and the Dark Web”. Sounds pretty cool – we’re assuming more will be announced this week.