How many people would rob a bank if they knew they wouldn’t get caught? A good amount, it seems, as PAYDAY 3 publisher PLAION has commissioned some research on the topic for the game’s launch festivities and discovered that 37% of those polled would rob a bank if there was a guarantee that they’d get away with it. The statistic comes on the heels of a cross-city challenge that PLAION set up for Londeners, where members of the public could secure a “month’s average salary” by stripping PAYDAY 3-themed dollar bills from a specially branded van. PAYDAY 3 is out now for PC via PC Game Pass, on Steam and the Epic Games Store, as well as Xbox Series X|S ,Game Pass, PlayStation 5, and NVIDIA GeForce NOW.
“We can certainly understand the temptation of wanting to rob a bank to get that much-needed injection of cash. However, disposable income won’t get you far behind bars, so we suggest that the heisting fantasy is best left experienced in video games,” said a spokesperson for PLAION, who commissioned the research via OnePoll.
PAYDAY 3 features eight strong heists and includes six playable characters at launch, the original gang of clown-masked criminals (Dallas, Hoxton, Wolf and Chains) plus two female characters (Pearl and Joy).
Noting that it’s Londoners who struggle the most with their money management, PAYDAY 3 publishers PLAION set up a cross-city challenge in the English capital, where members of the public could follow the money to a secret location and secure a “month’s average salary” by stripping PAYDAY 3-themed dollar bills from a specially branded van.
Over 2000 notes were grabbed from the vehicle in under 10 minutes, with those lucky enough to bag a limited ‘winner’ variant being entered into a draw for the prize loot.