Payday 3 and a new Painkiller game are coming from Prime Matter

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Koch Media has announced it will be publishing co-op heist game Payday 3 as well as a new Painkiller game under its new label known as Prime Matter.

The label was revealed during last night’s Summer Game Fest broadcast, and will be working with developer Starbreeze studios to launch the latest entry in the first-person series. Though there wasn’t much in the way of substantial new info, the announcement did note that Payday 3 is aiming to launch in 2023.

The new Prime Matter label will operate out of Munich and will help to launch a number of games including both known and brand new IP. Some titles mentioned include an RTS spin-off of FPS Crossfire entitled Crossfire: Legion, third person action shooter sequel Gungrave G.O.R.E. and a Nintendo Switch port of 2018’s Kingdom Come: Deliverance to name a few.

Some of the new IP, meanwhile, includes action RPG Dolmen, dark sci-fi action adventure Scars Above and psychological thriller title The Chant. As a final surprise, the label also announced a new Painkiller title was in development, but didn’t elaborate much more than that.

The original Painkiller was the first FPS by Outriders studio People Can Fly and placed you as a recently deceased man stuck in Purgatory who’s tasked with defeating Lucifer’s army in order to earn passage into Heaven. The last we saw of the series was Painkiller: Recurring Evil which released from Med-Art on the PC back in 2012.

We last heard Payday 3 was taken under the wing of Koch Media back in March in a deal said to be worth €50 million. Check out a sizzle reel for the new Prime Matter label with appearances from all the games mentioned below. Payday 3 is currently in development—with no formats confirmed just yet—for a 2023 release.

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Payday 3

  • Release Date: 21 September 2023
  • Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series S/X
  • Genre(s): Shooter