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Payday 2 live action webseries bursts onto YouTube


The promised day is today: the Payday 2 live action web series is finally here, with episode one available to watch right now. It’s everything you’d expect and want: masks, guns, muffled voices and terrified bank employees. 

Directed by Demian Lichtenstein – the man behind 3000 Miles to Graceland and five other films you’ve probably never heard of – the multi-part series will show a new episode every two weeks in the lead up to the game’s August release date. Lichtenstein said of his work on the series “The PAYDAY web series has been a solid and very close collaboration between all parties involved. I have never experienced such a high level of commitment to excellence from PAYDAY creators Bo and Ulf Andersson, to the rock-solid input of game director David Goldfarb, and the combined efforts of the powerhouse global teams at 505 Games, Starbreeze, Overkill, Solaris, Equilibrium and Lightstone. Simply said, this is the best experience of my career.”

In typical multi-episode style, this first bite of the action ends when it all gets good, so you’ll have to wait a fortnight to find out who lives, who dies, who gets the money, and who will take command of the Iron Throne. Well, perhaps not that last one.