Payday 2's game director David Goldfarb has left Overkill Software to form his own independent studio.

In an interview with Polygon, Goldfarb explained that it "felt like the right time" to leave the studio following the bank heist-shooter's success, and that he was "abandoning AAA" in favour of indie development.

"I knew that at some point the thing that I always wanted was to make my own thing," he said. "It doesn't matter who I work with: the desire was never to make other people's games, no matter how good they are."

While the new studio has yet to be named, Goldfarb says that it's his desire to make an RPG.

"No MOBAs, no comic book styled art, no pixel art," he said. "Like, those are things I will not do. And there's nothing wrong with those things, those things are all awesome, I just don't want to do any of them.

"I love role-playing games so I will make one."

Payday 2: Crimewave Edition, an enhanced version of last year's Payday 2, is due for release on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One at some point in the future.