Sweden studio Overkill strikes Valve partnership

Sweden studio Overkill strikes Valve partnership

By Rob Crossley

May 21st 2012 at 11:14AM

Left 4 Dead and Payday to cross-pollinate

Overkill Software, the tenderfoot Stockholm studio co-founded by the directors of defunct outfit Grin, has struck an agreement to develop game content in partnership with Valve.

“We are excited to confirm that an in-depth collaboration between Overkill and Valve is currently in production,” said the studio’s game director Ulf Andersson.

The terms of the relationship are not clear. Overkill’s debut project, called Payday The Heist (pictured), is an FPS built in a similar design to Valve’s blockbuster Left 4 Dead games.

Andersson explained that both studios are “working on a very cool blend of Payday and Left 4 Dead”, suggesting that the two brands will cross over in a standalone package.