Payday 2 Switch Is Nearly A Year Behind In Content

Joanna Estrada
February 24, 2018

Coming up on the game's fifth anniversary, Payday 2 will get a new life on the Nintendo Switch with the latest version of the game arriving this week, and new details have come to light on what to expect from the game's Switch edition. Various features such as speeding up end of the heists screens and flashbangs were nowhere to be found in the stream. It's a severely outdated version.

According to a report by Polygon, Starbreeze has confirmed that the version of "Payday 2" that will hit the Switch is an older version of the game when compared to its bigger console siblings and even more so compared to the PC version.

The Switch version was built using the Payday 2 Most Wanted PC update from June of previous year. And, a single update on console equals several months of updates on PC, according to Christian Post. Now, Nintendo seems to be more open, more willing to listen, and more considerate of what its players actually want. Case in point, the Most Wanted update that the Switch will release in is equivalent to Update 117 on PC and came out almost two years ago. That has resulted in speculation that the Nintendo Switch version is running on Update 117 which the developer had released in October 2016, which, for comparison's sake, is far behind the PC version which is on Update 172.

"The reasoning for the Switch content: we're making continuous updates to a game that's turning 5 years old this year, and to get the game out in early 2018 on Switch meant that our team had to go with the content ported and available at the time of console submission", Starbreeze continued. But, considering their track record with the PS4 and Xbox One versions, Switch owners may have to wait for several months for the updates.

Payday 2 releases for Nintendo Switch in North America on February 27.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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