Payday 2 is "too big" for Xbox Live release, coming to discs too

Boxed Xbox 360 version to accompany launch on XBLA

In addition to a downloadable release on Xbox Live Arcade this summer, Payday 2 - the sequel to 2011's PlayStation exclusive Payday: The Heist - will receive a physical boxed release on Xbox 360.

PayDay 2 Game Director David Goldfarb said in a press statement. "We have a bit of a problem here at Overkill - there are just too many great ideas and none that we were really happy to throw out - so PayDay 2 has become just too big to reserve release on Xbox Live and PlayStation Network alone."


"It's an incredible position to be in, having a game that just keeps growing and getting better all the time," added Tim Woodley, Head of Global Brand at 505 Games. "We wanted to do everything we could to make a game that truly fits the vision of the team at Overkill but most importantly delivers an exciting, rewarding experience for the player - be they a long-time fan or new to the series. We're expecting great things from PayDay 2 and are really looking forward to working with our retail partners all over the world to make it the huge success it deserves to be."

Check out Log's recent preview of Payday 2 here, or witness a jewelry heist in action via the gameplay video below. Are you tempted to pick up a physical copy? And if PayDay 2 is "too big" for XBLA, does that mean you're getting a cut-down copy when you buy digital?