505 Games and Overkill Software have announced that their popular cooperative heist game, Payday 2, will be getting a next-gen upgrade with the Crimewave Edition, coming soon to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. This new edition will include enhanced features and bonus content to give fans the definitive iteration.
Up to four players can team up to commit anything from a simple jewelry store smash-and-grab to elaborate, multi-day heists. The Crime.net system replaced the first Payday‘s lackluster story structure with an open, rotating market of time-sensitive jobs scattered across the map. Players can develop their characters in four skill trees to round out the perfect team: the crafty Mastermind, the brutal Enforcer, the gadgeteering Technician, and the slippery Ghost.
We loved Payday 2 when it first came out for PS3, Xbox 360, and PC, with our only quibbles being unstable online play and a general lack of technical polish. A few more years of developmental tweaks and some powerful new hardware should readily address all of those issues, though, so Payday 2: Crimewave Edition should be a safe bet.