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andy3471
06-15-2013, 08:19 AM
A retailer near me is offering 12 for Payday 2 on disc, half the price of it on steam, but I am only willing to pre-order it from there if I know it's using steam for activation.

Does anyone know if it's using Steamworks?

Thanks!

J0K3R
06-15-2013, 08:47 AM
I never heard of a physical version of payday 2. There wasn't one for Payday: The Heist and I don't think there is one for Payday 2.

andy3471
06-15-2013, 08:52 AM
It is definitely getting a disc release -
http://www.gamerzines.com/playstation/payday-heading-physical-digital.html

Blacksfk34
06-15-2013, 08:55 AM
Payday 2 will be using Steamworks for PC, no matter which type of copy you purchase

AJValentine
06-15-2013, 09:07 AM
Amazon (the official retailer. not a small store using amazon) is selling PC physical copies of PAYDAY 2 Career Criminal edition. I heard they also had PC collectors editions, i don't know if that's true though

miker525
06-15-2013, 12:22 PM
Amazon (the official retailer. not a small store using amazon) is selling PC physical copies of PAYDAY 2 Career Criminal edition. I heard they also had PC collectors editions, i don't know if that's true though

Can you link this? I'd love a physical copy but when I browse I can only find XB and PS3 versions?

rizzard
06-15-2013, 01:03 PM
you can get it for half the price via trading as well. Many people are selling it for 8 TF2 keys.

Lulzator
06-15-2013, 04:53 PM
Amazon (the official retailer. not a small store using amazon) is selling PC physical copies of PAYDAY 2 Career Criminal edition. I heard they also had PC collectors editions, i don't know if that's true though
Overkill themselves have confirmed that the PC will not be getting a physical retail edition in the foreseeable future. That said I'm pretty sure Payday 2 would have to be a Steamworks game, so if you buy a key from another digital store it would have to be activated through Steam as was the case with Payday 1.

simonviklund
06-15-2013, 07:42 PM
What Lulzator said. These are the different versions of Payday 2 coming late August 2013:

PC: Digital copy (Steam)
PS3: Digital copy (PSN) as well as physical copy
Xbox360: Physical copy

Lulzator
06-15-2013, 07:49 PM
What Lulzator said. These are the different versions of Payday 2 coming late August 2013:

PC: Digital copy (Steam)
PS3: Digital copy (PSN) as well as physical copy
Xbox360: Physical copy
Is the digital copy for Xbox still set for release at a later date?

1sniper8wolf7
06-15-2013, 08:05 PM
Is the digital copy for Xbox still set for release at a later date?

I read it is set for November it's in a Starbreeze report.

andy3471
06-16-2013, 07:56 AM
If there are no physical retail versions, why are so many retailers listing them. On these pages they say nothing about them being digital versions.

http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/220629.htm#pdpFullProductInformation

http://www.amazon.co.uk/505-Games-Payday-PC-CD/dp/B00CZ2LP8C/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1371390737&sr=8-2&keywords=payday+2

http://www.zavvi.com/games/platforms/pc/payday-2-includes-lootbag-dlc/10811678.html

It's good though as I know it will be Steam :D

OVERKILL_crew
06-16-2013, 08:31 AM
If there are no physical retail versions, why are so many retailers listing them. On these pages they say nothing about them being digital versions.

http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/220629.htm#pdpFullProductInformation

http://www.amazon.co.uk/505-Games-Payday-PC-CD/dp/B00CZ2LP8C/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1371390737&sr=8-2&keywords=payday+2

http://www.zavvi.com/games/platforms/pc/payday-2-includes-lootbag-dlc/10811678.html

It's good though as I know it will be Steam :D

As Simon said, those are the only editions available for PAYDAY 2. We advise our customers to only listen to the information that OVERKILL and Starbreeze along with 505 Games has released.

We have asked 505 Games to investigate why some retailers post Physical PC versions.

Almir
OVERKILL - a Starbreeze studio.

AJValentine
06-16-2013, 09:17 AM
As Simon said, those are the only editions available for PAYDAY 2. We advise our customers to only listen to the information that OVERKILL and Starbreeze along with 505 Games has released.

We have asked 505 Games to investigate why some retailers post Physical PC versions.

Almir
OVERKILL - a Starbreeze studio.

Good call man. Of course we do trust the official word of OVERKILL and Starbreeze. It was just odd that so many legitimate companies were bragging physical copies of the PC version.

Thanks for looking into it. +1 for the OVERKILL Crew

TheCombatMedic
06-16-2013, 09:21 AM
I wouldn't fully blame the retailers though; that sort of stuff happens a lot and usually it's just the retailer trying to make the product look "complete" based off of what info they have so they can entice the consumer to buy it. Of course, any changes made afterwards would be seen.

Fuse_tm2
06-16-2013, 09:27 AM
I wouldn't fully blame the retailers though; that sort of stuff happens a lot and usually it's just the retailer trying to make the product look "complete" based off of what info they have so they can entice the consumer to buy it. Of course, any changes made afterwards would be seen.

Yeah, it does happen a lot. You'd think at some point retailers would stop trying to be the first to get a new game listed, the fact that the product may not exist be damned! :rolleyes:

It's definitely their fault. It's like games journalists who all want to be first to the punch, sans accountability.

AJValentine
06-16-2013, 09:33 AM
I wouldn't fully blame the retailers though; that sort of stuff happens a lot and usually it's just the retailer trying to make the product look "complete" based off of what info they have so they can entice the consumer to buy it. Of course, any changes made afterwards would be seen.

making a product look "complete" is one thing. Attempting to sell a physical copy that isn't even in existence is an entirely different thing.

Also, Amazon even has a confirmed release of 16th August. Was this confirmed?

nightshadow
06-16-2013, 09:51 AM
making a product look "complete" is one thing. Attempting to sell a physical copy that isn't even in existence is an entirely different thing.

Also, Amazon even has a confirmed release of 16th August. Was this confirmed?

Goldfarm on gamespot interview said middle august, so it's a possibility

Fuse_tm2
06-16-2013, 10:32 AM
making a product look "complete" is one thing. Attempting to sell a physical copy that isn't even in existence is an entirely different thing.

Also, Amazon even has a confirmed release of 16th August. Was this confirmed?

A good rule of thumb is to treat any release date published by a retailer as a flat out lie. :)

Lulzator
06-16-2013, 04:11 PM
making a product look "complete" is one thing. Attempting to sell a physical copy that isn't even in existence is an entirely different thing.

Also, Amazon even has a confirmed release of 16th August. Was this confirmed?
Retailers tend to jump the gun when it comes to selling preorders, because they wanna be the first to sell a game. Usually they just refund all purchases when they find out that the game won't be sold, so other then pissing some customers off, no major harm done.

plivx
06-16-2013, 09:57 PM
We should totally have 50 physical copies of PAYDAY 2 for the best guys. ;) .

Reser
07-27-2013, 03:40 PM
Game and Simply games have this listed too, think you need to have some words with these people.

http://www.game.co.uk/en/payday-2-226339?pageSize=20&searchTerm=payday%202
http://www.simplygames.com/info/20027/Payday-2-PC

Almog
07-27-2013, 03:46 PM
Game and Simply games have this listed too, think you need to have some words with these people.

http://www.game.co.uk/en/payday-2-226339?pageSize=20&searchTerm=payday%202
http://www.simplygames.com/info/20026/Payday-2-Xbox-360

game.co.uk didn't said the physical copy coming to PC they said physical copy will be out and they are right just not on PC about the other simply gamers idk haven't found anything bout physical copy beside it say PAYDAY2 for Xbox and Xbox/ps3 gets a physical

Reser
07-27-2013, 04:26 PM
game.co.uk didn't said the physical copy coming to PC they said physical copy will be out and they are right just not on PC about the other simply gamers idk haven't found anything bout physical copy beside it say PAYDAY2 for Xbox and Xbox/ps3 gets a physical

Do you understand English, or just a bit dim?

They both clearly say they are selling the PC version. GAME is a physical seller, they have a SEPERATE digital store, all games listed on this part of the site are PHYSICAL copies. Unless it says "Digital" then it is Physical they are selling. It even says "FREE UK DELIVERY",. How much does it need for you to understand?

Please do not reply to a post unless you have the slightest clue what you are talking about. Which you obviously do not.

PC Physical copy listed at Game http://www.game.co.uk/en/payday-2-226339?pageSize=20&searchTerm=payday%202
PC Physical copy listed at Simply Games http://www.simplygames.com/info/20027/Payday-2-PC

barebackbadger
07-27-2013, 05:02 PM
I have placed an order with amazon for 12.99, but still got the steam career criminal edition for the beta keys etc
Now if amazon cancel my preorder, so what i have the game through steam anyway...
Or
If they send me a hard copy of the game, ill keep the case but sell the steam key to my brother for the 12.99 i paid
Or
They send me a digital steam key by email i sell the steam key to my brother..

I think these online retailers in the uk, will if they honour them send steam keys

Almog
07-27-2013, 05:09 PM
Do you understand English, or just a bit dim?

They both clearly say they are selling the PC version. GAME is a physical seller, they have a SEPERATE digital store, all games listed on this part of the site are PHYSICAL copies. Unless it says "Digital" then it is Physical they are selling. It even says "FREE UK DELIVERY",. How much does it need for you to understand?

Please do not reply to a post unless you have the slightest clue what you are talking about. Which you obviously do not.

PC Physical copy listed at Game http://www.game.co.uk/en/payday-2-226339?pageSize=20&searchTerm=payday%202
PC Physical copy listed at Simply Games http://www.simplygames.com/info/20027/Payday-2-PC

I understand english more then u know. i just didnt saw it happen just dont be freaking rude.

EDIT:"barebackbadger" i think Amazon should cancel your preorder if you bought a Physical copy for PC thats not exist,because then it will be false info and supposly scam i think (i dont know never bought from companies like Amazon so correct) me if im wrong please)

barebackbadger
07-27-2013, 06:02 PM
EDIT:"barebackbadger" i think Amazon should cancel your preorder if you bought a Physical copy for PC thats not exist,because then it will be false info and supposly scam i think (i dont know never bought from companies like Amazon so correct) me if im wrong please)

I know what your saying, in all honesty i am expecting them to cancel the preorder but because they don't take the money until despatch i was not losing anything by taking a chance on it