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3 Million Players Already Played Payday 3, Starbreeze Presses On Matchmaking Rework

Posted on October 9, 2023 by Nick Moreno

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Early on following the release of Payday 3, it was no secret the troubles the new entry for the Starbreeze Studios was facing. Ultimately, the title was a problem to even play as servers would take immensely longer to launch – even by yourself required playing online too. However, in a comment from CEO Tobias Sjögren, he presses an offline mode is being considered for the game.

As for our review for the game, we gave the game a score of 7.0/10. “Payday 3 lets you carry out some daring heists and feel like a professional bank robber. With a well-prepared team, you can properly coordinate a variety of strategies whether you are aggressive or stealthy,” writer Victor Tan penned. “Unfortunately there aren’t that many missions and playing solo is a difficult endeavor thanks to poor AI. Team matchups can also be risky if you aren’t with friends.”

In a recent blog post from Starbreeze Studios, the team shares that Payday 3 has welcomed a new milestone for the developer. Less than a month into release, the game already welcomed over 3 million players, Sjögren shares.

First and foremost, I would like to thank our players for the patience they have shown us. Our community is the engine that drives both our games and our company forward. I don’t really need to repeat that this was not the start we wanted, but at the same time, our business model is a marathon and not a sprint and we will tirelessly continue to build PAYDAY 3 bigger and better to deliver the greatest possible value for our players.

Additionally, the firm went on to elaborate that there has been some intense maintenance done to the matchmaking to meet players standards as well. “The planned maintenance was carried out in two stages. During Tuesday, September 26, the software in the matchmaking infrastructure that distributes incoming players to different servers was updated. During Friday, September 29, the infrastructure was upgraded both in terms of software and hardware, with more regional nodes to distribute players, increase the speed of matchmaking and create greater redundancy across all online services.”

From a planned roadmap for Payday 3, Starbreeze Studios went on to elaborate that the game is to face a care package of support for the game. In that, more than 200 quality of life improvements is on the way this month. For the remainder of October and into November, there is also more scheduled quality life improvements, content, and additional functionality.

What has you most hopeful for Payday 3 from this recent update?

Payday 3 is out now for Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5, and PC.

Source: Starbreeze Studios

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