Starbreeze is ‘much stronger’ than a year ago, wants to return as an industry leader with PAYDAY 3
Swedish company Starbreeze has struggled in recent years following near bankruptcy which forced it to sell Return of Publishing Rights for System Shock 3 to Otherside Entertainment and developer Dhruva Interactive at Rockstar Games.
Starbreeze has since restructured heavily to refocus solely on the PAYDAY franchise and, from the painted image in the last quarterly report, the strategy is bearing fruit. Acting CEO Tobias Sjögren explained that PAYDAY is now the largest gaming community on Steam and that Starbreeze as a whole is “ much stronger ” than it was a year ago, opening the way to its return as an “ industry leader ” with PAYDAY 3.
Our PAYDAY franchise and “games as a service model” really showed their muscles over the year with several successful content releases for PAYDAY 2. By the end of December, PAYDAY 2 had grown into the largest gaming community on Steam. , with 7.1 million members. We executed two capital increases during the year and repaid a large part of our debts, strengthened our financial position and thus enabled the successful development of PAYDAY 3 in 2021 – all the key steps to put Starbreeze back on the map as than industry. chief.
I implemented changes during the quarter to strengthen our organization in the area of marketing and business development and continued to recruit the best developers into our studios and in doing so create the best possible conditions for the future of the company. Thanks to the proven strength of the PAYDAY franchise and a highly dedicated development team, we now have a stable platform that supports the continued and successful development of PAYDAY 3. We remain strong and confident in our efforts to close a deal. publishing agreement with a partner who is as passionate about games as a service as Starbreeze and ready to join us for the successful launch of PAYDAY 3.
Starbreeze is a much stronger company today than it was a year ago. We are extremely confident, thirsty for revenge and thrilled to be able to focus as much as possible on the development of our IP with PAYDAY in the front and center. With expanded development capacity and continued good demand for all PAYDAY, we are at the forefront of future growth. I really look forward to continuing to work with Starbreeze and the opportunities available to us.
PAYDAY 3 is still some free time anyway, because Starbreeze itself scheduled it for 2022 or 2023. We will keep you posted on everything