DevelopmentDownload PAYDAY: The Heist

Sony Online Entertainment has revealed the release dates for three of its PlayStation Network titles, all of which have playable demos at Gamescom this week. Here's the rundown:

  • PAYDAY: The Heist (seen above) will be available on the PC and PlayStation Network on October 4 for $19.99. Downloadable expansions will be released later this year. It's a squad-based first-person shooter that puts players in the roles of career criminals. Teams of four players will get to fight their way through six action-packed heists that dynamically change for every play-through.
  • Rochard will launch on the PlayStation Network on September 27 for $9.99. It's a side-scrolling puzzle platformer that follows the story of astro-miner John Rochard as he uses his wits and mining tools to fend off space pirates, save his team of missing miners and solve the mystery behind the discovery of an ancient alien artifact.
  • Sideway: New York comes to the PlayStationNetwork on October 11 for $9.99. You'll play as Nox, a graffiti artist who uses window ledges, drain pipes and graffiti tags on his quest to defeat his nemesis Spray, rescue his friends and ultimately escape back to the real world.

ZAM at E3: Roundup of SOE Coverage

Sony Online Entertainment's E3 live stream just ended, and we have compiled a wrap-up to give you an overview of what the company is showcasing at the convention. One of the most interesting announcements is that Station Access will soon by dropping to $19.99 per month from the current price of $29.99 per month! They also emphasized that you can still register for Fan Faire, which will be held from July 7-9 in Las Vegas.

Sadly, SOE is not talking about PlanetSide Next or EverQuest Next at E3. However, they are discussing DC Universe Online's Update 4; EverQuest II in 3D; Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures' squads and tower defense game; Free Realms' upcoming ranching feature; their new PAYDAY: The Heist shooter; and Magic: The Gathering - Tactics' first expansion. Keep reading below for all the details, and be sure to check out the rest of our E3 coverage!

Sony Online Entertainment unveiled its latest game at E3, and it's a bit different from the fantasy titles that are generally associated with the company. PAYDAY: The Heist is a squad-based first-person shooter that puts players in the roles of career criminals. SOE is acting as publisher for the game, which is developed by Overkill Software.

Teams of four players will get to fight their way through six action-packed heists that dynamically change for every play-through. If you've ever played Left 4 Dead, then you'll understand the basic concept of the game.

PAYDAY: The Heist will be available later this year on the PlayStation Network and PC as a digital download. According to the announcement, it's a "AAA quality title for less than half the price of a retail game." Check out the screenshots in our gallery to see the game in action.

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