5 million copies of PAYDAY 2 for free during a limited time, includes future release of PAYDAY 2 VR


Starbreeze and OVERKILL - A Starbreeze Studio is currently offering their action packed four player co-op action game PAYDAY 2 for free on Steam for a limited time, up to a maximum of 5 million copies, in anticipation of the release of the upcoming PAYDAY 2 Ultimate Edition. The free download will additionally grant current and future compatible headset owners the base PAYDAY 2 VR game for free when it releases. PAYDAY 2 VR will allow players to crossplay with their friends on PC and enable heisters to retain their current characters and stats. The beta for PAYDAY 2 VR is expected to start during the autumn of 2017.

In the midst of the campaign, more than 150.000 concurrent players are playing PAYDAY 2 on Steam, presently marking it as the 4th all time high most played game by concurrent players on the platform. 

More information and resources:

Time limited offer to download PAYDAY 2 for free: http://store.steampowered.com/app/218620/PAYDAY_2/

The PAYDAY 2 Ultimate Edition FAQ can be found here: http://www.overkillsoftware.com/games/payday2-ultimate-edition/

The announcement trailer for PAYDAY 2 VR can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xsBPn6qPfdM


For more information, please contact:
Maeva Sponbergs, EVP of Communication and Head of Investor Relations, Starbreeze AB
Tel: 46(0)8-209 208, email: ir@starbreeze.com

About Starbreeze Starbreeze is an independent creator, publisher and distributor of high quality entertainment products. With studios in Stockholm, Paris, Los Angeles, Barcelona and Brussels, the company creates games and other virtual reality entertainment products, based on proprietary design and licensed content. Starbreeze most recent games include PAYDAY 2®, John Wick VR shooter and upcoming survival co-op FPS OVERKILL’s The Walking Dead. Under its publishing initiative, Starbreeze has together with Canadian studio Behaviour Digital successfully launched horror thriller Dead by Daylight.

Starbreeze has set out to develop truly immersive virtual reality experiences, by integrating software and hardware in its StarVR® head mounted display, which is produced together with Acer, displaying a unique field of view and a mission to bring top-end VR to large audiences. Together with IMAX, Starbreeze aspires to dominate the location based VR market with the IMAX VR centers. The first IMAX VR center opened in Los Angeles in January 2017.

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, http://www.starvr.com, http://www.overkillsoftware.com

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Starbreeze is an independent developer, creator, publisher and distributor of PC and console targeting the global market, with studios in Stockholm, Barcelona and Paris. Housing the smash hit IP PAYDAY, Starbreeze develops games based on proprietary and third-party rights, both in-house and in partnership with external game developers. Starbreeze shares are listed on Nasdaq Stockholm under the tickers STAR A and STAR B with the ISIN-codes SE0007158928 (A share) and SE0005992831 (B share). Starbreeze announced via a press release on December 3, 2018 that the company, including certain subsidiaries, entered into reconstruction. For more information, please visit starbreeze.com