Starbreeze is looking to make additional content for the heist title.
Starbreeze has announced Payday 2: Legacy Collection, which bundles the base game along with the past few years of DLC and replaces the Ultimate Edition. However, it also signals a change for the studio. In a recent letter on Steam, CEO Mikael Nermark announced that active development on Payday 2 has resumed.
The Ultimate Edition was meant to provide all DLC, current and future, along with the base game until the next title in the series (Payday 3, which is due in 2022 or 2023) arrives. With this change, it seems that consumers will receive all current DLC up till now but still have to purchase future content. Free content is also in the works though.
Regarding the change to the Legacy Collection, Nermark said that the company was breaking a promise but “We do not do so with ease or take this lightly.” The main reason is to have support for creating new content. It’s worth noting that players can still purchase individual DLC if they don’t want everything in the Legacy Collection. More details on the next update will be revealed soon so stay tuned.