Payday 2 is a video game released by Overkill Software in 2013, which remains incredibly popular to this day. The game has received nearly 50 add-ons in its lifetime and the developers have just announced a brand new one, which has to be by fair the most unique in Payday 2’s history. To understand what it’s all about, we have to go back to April Fools Day.
Cast your minds back to April 1st 2017. It was a different time; Trump was President, Brexit has just happened and cars hadn’t been invented yet, so we all travelled around on the backs of dogs. Overkill Software, in typical April Fools fashion, announced a fake DLC (Downloadable Content, for you non-gamers), which would add Ethan and Hila from H3H3 Productions to Payday 2 – all for the sweet, sweet price of $4.20. Nice.
H3H3 and Payday 2 fans alike enjoyed the prank – ‘we enjoyed that’, they said, signalling their enjoyment. However, as much as everyone liked the idea, no one thought that it would actually happen – and yet, it now has. If you keep abreast of YouTube news, you’ll no doubt be aware of the fact that H3H3 Productions are currently locked in a very costly lawsuit with Matt Hoss, a fellow YouTuber that H3H3 had made fun of in a video. Overkill has now announced that the fake Ethan and Hila DLC will in fact come to the game and the money made from the $4.20 (nice) it costs will all be donated to Ethan and Hila’s legal fight. Nice!
Overkill stated that:
“We are doing this because we appreciate Ethan and Hila and want to find a way to help them out financially so they can continue to do what they do best as independent creators,” said Overkill.“We are doing this because we appreciate Ethan and Hila and want to find a way to help them out financially so they can continue to do what they do best as independent creators.”
It’s very cool to see a video game company support YouTubers in this way, but with the growing relationship between YouTube and the gaming industry, we suppose it was inevitable. Will you be picking up the the DLC? Let us know in the comments below, or on our Facebook page.
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