Want to own the original game that helped put Overkill Software on the map? Well, you’ll be able to do so starting October 18th. The very first Payday: The Heist will be available for free, for 24 hours starting October 18th. Anyone who downloads the game will be able to keep the game… forever! Well, technically you’ll be able to keep it for as long as you keep using Steam, or for as long as Valve keeps Steam’s doors open, or for as long as you’re alive. Either one, really.
“This means that for 24 hours on October 18th, PAYDAY: The Heist will be free to download here on Steam for you to keep forever.
“Keep gathering all heisters![www.overkillsoftware.com]
“Have a good Sunday everyone.”
You’re probably terribly confused at all of this. I don’t blame you.
So here’s the thing, Overkill is trying to reach 1.5 million active users in the Payday 2 community. They’re about 450,000 users away from that goal, and they want to reach it by October.
As they get nearer to that goal they will be unleashing goodies and freebies to their dedicated and loyal community (as well as freebies and goodies for anyone acute enough to catch wind of the news).
It’s a terribly good time to be a fan of Payday, so long as you can get your friends joining in on the action and moving that goal post closer and closer to the 1.5 million mark.
Payday 2 easily goes down as one of my favorite games of 2013, and I thought the team knocked it out of the ballpark The weapon mechanics were solid; the customization features were tight; the stages were well designed; the replay factors were righteous. It’s the sort of game that requires a real time-sink and I thought Overkill did a marvelous job as far as engagement and entertainment goes.
You can learn more about what the team is planning for October by visiting the official website. The promotion is only good for the PC version of the game, so don’t expect freebies if you have a PS3 or Xbox 360.
(Updated: 4 August, 2014 @ 23:13:05)