PAYDAY 2 Apology

An open letter on the Steam Forums from OVERKILL Software apologizes to PAYDAY 2 players for a series of missteps involving the implementation of microtransactions in PAYDAY 2 after initially promising they wouldn't be part of the heist sequel (thanks VG247). They offer this video interview hashing things out with a couple of the community moderators who went "on strike" over the situation, though the clip runs a couple of hours. They don't outline any concrete plans on setting things right, but they provide this summary on where the situation stands right now:
Meeting with volunteer moderators Ashley and Jones
Today we had a meeting with Ashley and Jones, two of our volunteer moderators. Ashley and Jones has been collecting questions from the community that we discussed during the meeting. Two of the topics were stat boosts and the latest COP reward. We're currently looking into what we can do to make up for the final COP-reward. Ashley and Jones gave several suggestions from the community that we are currently discussing internally. Our main goal is to try to find a way to reduce or remove the random elements of the final reward, whatever that reward will be. Regarding stat boosts, Ashley and Jones suggested that we introduce something similar to StatTrak as part of future safes, a feature used in CS:GO in their cases. This is something we've been thinking about as well, and something that we will discuss going forward. I must stress however that we cannot currently make any promises but these are things we will be discussing as we move forward.

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Nov 24, 2015, 08:30
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Re: PAYDAY 2 Apology Nov 24, 2015, 08:30
Nov 24, 2015, 08:30
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They're sorry all the way to the bank. I bet their revenue stream is higher than ever. People forget that although comparatively few people actually spend money in F2P/P2W games, those people spend so much that these companies actually make more money off of them than through traditional game sales.
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