505 and Starbreeze teaming up for Payday 2 and P13 in 2013

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505 and Starbreeze teaming up for Payday 2 and P13 in 2013
Developer Starbreeze has revealed 505 Games will be its publishing partner for the upcoming sequel to the multiplayer-focused shooter, Payday: The Heist, along with original intellectual property P13, in development for the PSN, XBLA, and PC. Both games are planned for launch in 2013.

Starbreeze, which was behind EA's recent attempt to reboot the classic Syndicate series, acquired Payday alongside developer Overkill Studios earlier this year.

Though P13 is still masked in secrecy, we know it will be a downloadable "action-adventure game" and that Starbreeze has partnered with Swedish film director Josef Fares to help guide its "storyline, look and feel."
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WOODLAND HILLS, Calif. – September 6, 2012 – 505 Games, a global publisher of video games, and acclaimed video game developer Starbreeze Studios today announced they have partnered to bring the previously announced titles PAYDAY 2 and P13 (working title), to gamers worldwide in 2013.

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

"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."

P13 is being developed by Starbreeze Studios in conjunction with Fares whose visionary talents are guiding the storyline, look and feel of the upcoming action-adventure game which will be available for download.

PAYDAY 2, in development at Starbreeze's Overkill Studios, is the next installment after the wildly successful FPS PAYDAY: The Heist. The game will be available for download.
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