A Payday 3 PS4 and Xbox One release would let players on last-gen systems jump in on Starbreeze Studios’ latest heist game. But not every game comes out on every platform in 2023 since some of those platforms are getting long in the tooth. So is there a Payday 3 PS4 or Xbox One version on the way?
Is Payday 3 on PS4 or Xbox One?
Payday 3 is not currently on PS4 or Xbox One (or Nintendo Switch, for that matter), and it only released on PS5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC. Starbreeze has not revealed if this cooperative-focused game is coming to the batch of last-gen consoles at all, failing to even mention such ports. As such, it is very likely not coming to PS4 or Xbox One in the future.
A PS4 and Xbox One port of Payday 3 also does not seem like it is the cards at all because of how the studio has spoken about the PC version. In an FAQ on the title’s Steam page back in January 2023, Starbreeze noted that it was on PlayStation and Xbox (without delving into specifics at that time) and explained that it is using Unreal Engine so it can “ensure that the PC and console versions are the same game and not separate games.”
Given how the team seems to be striving for parity, that does not seem very likely with systems that were released almost a decade earlier. The PS4 and Xbox One are relatively underpowered compared to their successors, after all.
Some cross-gen multiplayer games have even started splitting players up. The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, for example, has PS4 players and Xbox One players in their own separate one-console matchmaking queues, while PS5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC users can all mingle with each other in the same cross-play servers.
Payday 3 Last-Gen Release Date FAQ
A: No, Payday 3 is not available on PS4, Xbox One, or Nintendo Switch. It has only been released on PS5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC. Starbreeze Studios has not announced any plans to release the game on last-gen consoles, making it unlikely that it will be available on PS4 or Xbox One in the future.
A: Starbreeze Studios has not disclosed any plans for releasing Payday 3 on last-gen consoles. Given their focus on ensuring parity between PC and console versions using the Unreal Engine, and considering the significant difference in power between the last-gen and current-gen consoles, a release on PS4 or Xbox One does not seem likely.
A: Yes, some cross-gen multiplayer games, like The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, have implemented separate matchmaking queues for last-gen console players, while PS5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC users can all participate together in the same cross-play servers. This illustrates the challenges in maintaining parity across different generations of consoles.