Left 4 Dead Will Infect Payday: The Heist

Left 4 Dead Will Infect Payday: The Heist

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Valve has new business associates, and they rob banks for a living.

Overkill Software, creators of Payday: The Heist, has announced a joint venture with Valve, those zombie-loving folks behind Left 4 Dead. Overkill Game Director Ulf Andersson refused to do more than tease, so the exact nature of the project remains a mystery.

Andersson described Overkill's new joint project as "a very cool blend of Payday and Left 4 Dead," and claimed that "it will have some players check into the hospital before we are done."

Heist simulator Payday and zombie survival bash Left 4 Dead do have similarities beyond gun-fun. Both feature four player co-op play, both have adaptive AI that changes as the tactics of the players change, and both are distributed via Steam. Those of you currently playing Payday may have noticed the occasional in-game hint dropped by the developers about this move; well, now you know what those hints were all about.

Judging by Andersson's teaser, which flings around words like "infectious," it seems likely that Dallas, Hoxton, Chains and Wolf - or whoever the protagonists end up being - are about to catch the Green Flu, or something very like it.

Source: Overkill, via Gamasutra.

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To think I just put this up in the gaming discussion. It's being announced at E3, which leads me to believe that it's a new project instead of simply a crossover.

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YESH! I have over 320 hours in Left 4 Dead 2 and I am jsut about done with it, I'd LOVE IT if there could be more added to the series, something in a similar vein.

Well, Payday has always been best described as "L4D with banks", so it certainly was the logical thing to do.

Sooooo is it gonna be zombie bank robbers? Or people robbing zombie banks? :P

Well there are only two things in life that are certain: Death and taxes.
And who wants to get a job when the dead are walking?

RJ 17:
Sooooo is it gonna be zombie bank robbers? Or people robbing zombie banks? :P

Wouldn't a zombie bank be a "Brain Bank"?

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This is cool.

Well then, I have a game to look forward to! :D

I'm glad those guys are still around. I had a bad feeling Payday didn't do so good. When it was on the front page of steam those clown masks made me not want to look into it.

Huh? Heard about an upcoming DLC for Payback, how the hell didn't I see this one coming?

Well, hopefully they also fix the random crashes aswell. Those were pretty much the main reason my brother and I stopped playing it.

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I'm glad those guys are still around. I had a bad feeling Payday didn't do so good. When it was on the front page of steam those clown masks made me not want to look into it.

It has done pretty decent, you can find games, and the developers are heavily supporting it.

 

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