Starbreeze partners with 505 for Payday 2

Starbreeze partners with 505 for Payday 2
Aaron Lee

By Aaron Lee

September 6th 2012 at 3:20PM

Developer wanted more than a â??traditional publisherâ?? for its 2013 projects

Starbreeze is partnering with 505 Games to release two of its upcoming titles, including Payday 2.

505 Games will publish the previously announced titles Payday 2 and P13 (working title) worldwide in 2013.

“When we started to plan the next steps for Starbreeze we wanted to find a partner, not just a traditional publisher, and 505 Games fit that criteria,” said Mikael Nermark, CEO and president of Starbreeze.

“We feel that this collaboration can grow into a long-term partnership.”

Ian Howe, president of 505 Games North America, added: “Our partnership with Starbreeze Studios is a testament to 505 Games’ commitment to working with top development talent. In addition to working with an amazing studio we are also honoured to partner acclaimed Swedish film director Josef Fares whose creative genius is bringing P13 to life.”

P13 is being developed by Starbreeze in conjunction with Fares whose talents are guiding the storyline, look and feel of the upcoming action adventure game.

Payday 2, in development at Starbreeze’s Overkill Studios, is the sequel to the Payday: The Heist.

Both titles will be available via download.