After mounting concerns, Starbreeze Studios and Overkill Software have clarified that Payday 2 on Nintendo Switch will be around eight months behind updates that have been released for other platforms at launch.
That admission came after many have spent the last week poring over gameplay footage that has been posted online by those that have received their copies early. That has resulted in speculation that the Nintendo Switch version is running on Update 117 which the developer had released in October 2016, which, for comparison’s sake, is far behind the PC version which is on Update 172.
“We’ve seen the questions and discussions regarding Payday 2 for the Nintendo Switch. It’s awesome to see the excitement for the launch on Friday. We understand some of you were disappointed expecting a later version of the game at launch. We added as much content we could, including the new heister Joy, before we needed to finalize the game for submission with Nintendo,” Overkill Software confirmed on Reddit.
“The content available at launch is up to and including the Most Wanted update available for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, with future updates planned as well. There are many challenges with making Payday 2 available for a new platform, and the confusion around the different versions is understandable.”
The Most Wanted update was released on PC in June 2017, while the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions last received the Master Plan update in late 2017. We’ll have to see how the developer’s support for Nintendo Switch pans out over time.