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  Starbreeze AB: PAYDAY 2 joins the Steam Economy
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10/15/2015
 


[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

Starbreeze AB, an independent creator, publisher and distributor of high quality entertainment products, today announced the introduction of Steam Economy to its action packed co-op shooter PAYDAY 2, also marking the start of the 2015 Crimefest Community Event.

On Thursday the Black Market: Vlads Weapon Deal update will go live which will add new random item drops as you play PAYDAY 2. When a player receives a Safe, the player can purchase a Drill for 2,19€ / 2,49$ that can then be used to open the safe. When the safe opens, the player receives a weapon skin item of varying quality that can be used, traded or sold using the Steam Community Market. The community driven marketplace decides the value on each item bought or sold.

At launch, the Black Market Update comes with two safes, the Crimefest II and the Sputnik, see more about the safes here: http://www.overkillsoftware.com/games/blackmarket/

Crimefest is a 10 day long annual event hosted for the PAYDAY community to celebrate everything PAYDAY. The event coincides with the original release of PAYDAY: The Heist, the first game in the PAYDAY series.

For more information about the second installment of Crimefest, please read here: http://www.overkillsoftware.com/games/crimefest2015/

First launched in 2011, PAYDAY is a cooperative first-person shooter computer and video game franchise with more than 9 million players on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

For more information, please contact:

Maeva Sponbergs, Investor Relations, Starbreeze AB

Tel: +46(0)8-209 208, email: [email protected]

Brief information about Starbreeze:

Starbreeze is an independent creator, publisher and distributor of high quality entertainment products. With studios in Stockholm, Paris and Los Angeles, the company creates games by own design and through licensed content, aiming to create franchises that prosper as games and elsewhere. We live and die by gameplay.

Starbreeze's most recent games include PAYDAY 2, the adrenaline fueled bank robbing co-op game and the upcoming survival co-op FPS OVERKILL's The Walking Dead based on the hit comic series. Starbreeze is pioneering digital self-publishing, inviting developers to leverage its self-publishing knowhow on Steam, having one of the largest communities on the digital distribution platform.

Next, Starbreeze is set to develop truly immersive virtual reality experiences, integrating software and hardware in the Project StarVR and the StarVR head mounted display.

Headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, Starbreeze's shares are listed on Nasdaq Stockholm First North Premier under the tickers STAR A and STAR B with the ISIN-codes SE0007158928 (A-share) and SE0005992831 (B-share). Remium Nordic is the company's Certified Adviser.

For more information, please visit http://www.starbreeze.com .

The Black Market Update - Steam Economy

Sputnik Drill

Sputnik Safe

Crimefest Drill

Crimefest Safe