It's a partnership so good, it's a crime.
505 Games has announced today that it has reached a publishing deal with the developers at Starbreeze to bring two big projects to the downloadable front. First up is a sequel to the multiplayer first-person shooter Payday: The Heist, which is merely going under the name Payday 2 for now. Being developed by Overkill Studios, the sequel is promising more bank heist fun when it arrives for PlayStation Network.
The deal also includes the publishing of a new game called P13, which is an action/adventure game that Starbreeze is working on in collaboration with Swedish film director Josef Fares.
"Our partnership with Starbreeze Studios is a testament to 505 Games' commitment to working with top development talent," said Ian Howe, president, 505 Games North America. "In addition to working with an amazing studio we are honored to also partner with acclaimed Swedish film director Josef Fares whose creative genius is bringing P13 to life."
"When we started to plan the next steps for Starbreeze we wanted to find a partner, not just a traditional publisher, and 505 Games fit that criteria," said Mikael Nermark, CEO and president of Starbreeze. "We feel that this collaboration can grow into a long-term partnership."
We'll provide details and previews on both games as information comes in…