Whats in Paydays PS4 package? Overkill spills the details

Thinking about trying out Overkill's heist-happy shooter Payday 2 when it arrives on current-gen consoles this month? Or simply considering a double dip after last-gen or PC? Either way, the latest issue of Official PlayStation Magazine has an exclusive four-page interview with Starbreeze global brand director Almir Listo on everything you get with the new Crimewave Edition...

"Imagine your favourite heisting game is getting 16 months more of love and care... that’s exactly what’s happening with Payday 2 Crimewave Edition," says Listo. "One of the challenges we faced with PS3 is that, from a technical standpoint, that generation is a decade old. So it was very difficult for us to add a total of 50 updates like we were able to do on PC."

"But with PlayStation 4, it’s so much easier for us to add these in and I really hope that those of you who make the transition to the next generation of PlayStation take a chance and try the Crimewave Edition, because you’ll experience a different game [to before]," he adds.

So what else has Overkill added to help foster a new clown mask-wearing community on PS4? Any new skills or characters? "We’ve revamped many of the skills systems, we’ve added more skills, we’ve doubled the amount of characters..." confirms Listo. "You have Clover, the first playable female character of the series, Dragan the Croatian heister, John Wick, and Old Hoxton is back as well. You have more weapons, more masks, more heists – there’s basically more of everything!"

The latest issue of Official PlayStation Magazine, with Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain on the cover, is out now. Download ithereorsubscribeto future issues.

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