Overkill Studios, creators of known heist title Payday, have publicly announced their apologies as thousands complain over the addition of microtransactions to the hit title.
Microtransactions are payable packages/items within a game which, as the name suggests, are paid for by the player to obtain. They usually offer weapons, armour, upgrades or exclusive items only available through a transaction. Many players despise the system saying that they have already paid for the game so why do they need to pay more to progress or get better items. However, other suggest it is a good idea, allowing the player a quick way to excel at the game if stuck at a specific point.
If you are not aware, or have been living under a rock for the past few months, Overkill Studios hit the “stealth mode” button and decided to silently add microtransactions to their hit title PAYDAY 2. Thousands of dedicated fans took to forums and discussion pages to express their dislike for the addition to a franchise that has followed without for the past 4-5 years. So it was no shock that a Steam post titled “PAYDAY 2: An update and an apology” came to light from director Almir Listo.
The Steam post went on to state: “Players have been angry with us, media have written about us en masse and our volunteer moderators went on strike. For all the distress we’ve caused the past few weeks, I’d just like to take the time and say that we’re sorry. We’ve done a lot of things right in the past, but these past few weeks we screwed up”.
So, what are your thoughts? Have Overkill Studios corrected their actions by removing the system or do you think they are retracting this to keep the players love for the game after already making a pretty penny? Let us know what you think!