Starbreeze Studios has announced that an open beta for Payday 3 will be available soon for both newcomers and veterans of the franchise. The goal of this beta is to stress test the servers in preparation for the official launch on September 21. Unlike the closed beta, which was available only to select players, the open beta will be accessible to all through the Microsoft Storefront on Xbox or the game's Steam page.
However, there is a catch. PlayStation 5 players will once again be excluded from participating in the open beta, despite its proximity to the release date of Payday 3. The reasons for this decision remain unclear, as Starbreeze Studios has not provided an explanation. It is possible that the PlayStation 5 version of the game requires further polishing, although this has not been confirmed.
The open beta will feature the same content as the closed beta held in August 2023. It should be noted that this is not the final representation of Payday 3, as it is based on a game version from April 2023.
Payday 3 is shaping up to be an exciting addition to the FPS genre in 2023. Xbox and PC players will have the added benefit of being able to access the game through Xbox Game Pass. This subscription service allows players to easily install and play a wide range of games, including Payday 3.
In an interview with brand director Almir Listo and producer Andreas Häll Penninger, they discussed their goal of delivering the ultimate heist experience with Payday 3. There have also been rumors about a potential crossover with the John Wick franchise, which has generated further excitement among fans.
Overall, the Payday 3 open beta offers players a chance to experience the game firsthand before its official release. While some restrictions apply, it is still an exciting opportunity to get a taste of what Payday 3 has to offer.