The makers of Payday 2 have announced a collaboration with Alcon Entertainment, Warner Bros. Pictures and Lionsgate, which resulted in an exclusive Point Break DLC for their game.
If it weren’t for the (many say unnecessary) 2015 remake of the 1991 movie Point Break, one could say that the developers of Payday 2 have a thing for Keanu Reeves, seeing as how they’ve also worked with Lionsgate on integrated John Wick in their game. Their collaboration went even further, as a John Wick VR game scheduled for a 2016 release is currently in the works. Back to the game at hand, though, it looks like the new DLCs will come just in time for the new movie, which will hit theaters on December 25.
“Point Break has always been a huge inspiration for the PAYDAY games, so to be able to integrate the film’s characters and storylines into PAYDAY 2 is a dream come true,” pointed out Bo Andersson-Klint, CEO of Starbreeze. “We previously worked closely with Lionsgate on the successful addition of their character John Wick as a member of the PAYDAY gang, so using that same business model, Lionsgate introduced us to Alcon and Warner Bros. to create two Point Break heists that we believe are some of the best to date.”
“In working with our partners at Starbreeze on the upcoming John Wick VR game, we realized that we had an opportunity to build on that success with Point Break while also embarking on an unprecedented collaboration with our colleagues at Alcon and Warner Bros.,” added Lionsgate President of Interactive Ventures and Games Peter Levin. “As we continue to look for fun, exciting ways to integrate Lionsgate’s IP into the gaming space, we believe that having the creative teams and IP owners work together with game developers is the ideal way to create the best experience for avid fans.”
“We look forward to an exciting collaboration with Starbreeze and 505 Games on this project, along with Lionsgate and Warner Bros.,” concluded Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson, Co-Founders and Co-CEO’s of Alcon Entertainment. “We believe this reimagining of Point Break lends itself to many platforms and gaming in particular as it will allow players to be a part of the action.
The Point Break DLC, available on December 3 and priced at $6.99, features two new heists titled Beneath the Mountain & Birth of Sky, as well as 10 new achievements that are equally distributed between the two heists. Additional goodies include a new pistol secondary weapon, four melee weapons, 6 new songs (2 all-new heist themes composed by Simon Viklund, and 4 menu themes from the actual score of the Point Break movie), a new contact (Locke) and 4 new masks.
On the other hand, the Bodhi Character Pack DLC features Bodhi as a new playable character, new sniper rifle primary weapon, a new melee weapon, new perk deck featuring 9 perks, and two new masks. It should be mentioned that this DLC will be offered for free.
If you don’t already own the game, head over to Amazon, where it’s available at very reasonable prices for various platforms.