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Starbreeze, Universal Team Up For Cops Vs. Robbers ‘Payday’ Phone Game

February 05, 2019 / BRIAN CRECENTE

Starbreeze AB on Tuesday announced plans to bring its popular “Payday” franchise to smartphones with the help of Universal Games. News of “Payday: Crime War” comes as the company continues to deal with a decision to file for reconstruction, a brief criminal investigation into the company’s finances and the poor reception of “Overkill’s The Walking Dead.”The decision is the first sign, since that December news, of what direction Starbreeze is headed as it refocuses its portfolio and tries to cut costs. Mikael Nermark, acting CEO of Starbreeze noted he was just two months into his new role at the company when asked about the future of Starbreeze and the state of the reconstruction.“We’re moving ahead accordingly,” he told Variety in a brief phone interview.  “‘Payday is our franchise and it is what we’re focusing on moving forward.” Chris Heatherly, executive vice president of Universal Games a...