The highly anticipated crime-heist game, Payday 3, developed by Swedish company Starbreeze, has been in the works since 2016 and is scheduled to be released on September 21, 2023.
Just days before the game hits the shelves, the Starbreeze team surprised fans by announcing on their Steam webpage that they have decided to remove the controversial DRM system, Denuvo, from the game, without providing any explanation for this sudden move.
However, a few months prior to this announcement, Payday fans discovered from Steam’s information page that the game initially had the Denuvo system implemented. This discovery sparked criticism within the Reddit gaming community, and it is speculated that this may have played a role in the team’s decision to remove Denuvo entirely.
It’s worth noting that Payday 2, the predecessor to Payday 3, was released in 2013, making a perfect decade gap between the two installments (although the events in the game continue in sequence). Payday 3 will be available on PS5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC, and will also be included in the Game Pass library.
TLDR: Payday 3, the long-awaited bank heist game from Starbreeze, is set to release on September 21, 2023. The developers surprised fans by removing the controversial DRM system, Denuvo, just before the game’s release. This decision comes after fans discovered the presence of Denuvo, leading to criticism within the gaming community. Payday 3 will be available on multiple platforms and will be included in the Game Pass library.