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PayDay studio Overkill Software is preparing to announce something

PayDay studio Overkill Software has posted a big counter on its website. It's more than a month until we find out what it's counting down to, which suggests something significant. What could it be? Well, it's going to be a video game, probably. Hopefully it's not just more PayDay 2 content, or a big song and dance about the PS4 and Xbox One editions of that game, because that's not very signficant.

Overkill Software has listed a game called Storm on its website for some time now. Since the studio was acquired by Starbreeze back in 2012 , it's also been listed there as a " co-op sci-fi FPS ". Could that be it? Reports earlier this year suggested that Overkill's Storm had combined with Starbreeze's Cold Mercury to create a "PayDay set in space". The plain office wall depicted in the Overkill counter suggests... well nothing, really.

Whatever the case, PayDay 2 helped Starbreeze reach record profits last year, so Overkill is on a roll. We thought PayDay 2 was okay, with Craig Owens describing it as "smart co-op shooting slightly undermined by poor stealth mechanics and dogged insistence on withholding the best toys."

Shaun Prescott
Shaun is PC Gamer’s Australian editor and news writer. He mostly plays platformers and RPGs, and keeps a close eye on anything of particular interest to antipodean audiences. He (rather obsessively) tracks the movements of the Doom modding community, too.