10 Chambers, a Swedish studio composed of industry veterans known for PAYDAY: The Heist, PAYDAY 2, and GTFO, have announced Den of Wolves, a techno-thriller cooperative heist game from PAYDAY: The Heist and PAYDAY 2 designer Ulf Andersson. It will be available for PC via Steam. A release date was not announced.
“Having worked on heist games in the past which channeled classic bank robbery themes, we wanted to take Den of Wolves in an exciting new direction that allows us to elevate what a heist can be,” said 10 Chambers founder and creative director Ulf Andersson in a press release. “You can only rob so many banks. Den of Wolves‘ sci-fi themes and gameplay elements gave us the freedom to offer more variety in heists—incorporating corporate espionage, sabotage, and assassinations.”
10 Chambers co-founder and narrative and audio director Simon Viklund added, “We value the art of worldbuilding enormously, so even though Den of Wolves isn’t an open-world game, the history and narrative we’ve built around Midway City is considerable. We want Midway to feel like a believable city of the near future where late-stage capitalism has gone rampant, and corporations set the rules. As a player, you reside in Midway City’s underground domains without any real identity or documentation, building your allegiances to become a criminal entrepreneur through its black market of gig jobs.”
Here is an overview of the game, via its Steam page:
Den of Wolves is a cooperative heist first-person shooter where you and your friends operate as criminals-for-hire in Midway City, an unregulated innovation zone. You take advantage of the growing need for “unauthorized errands” created by rival business entities in this corporate haven.
Plan and execute heists through industrial espionage, sabotage, theft, and assassinations. Gather your crew, decide the best approach, acquire the weapons, gadgets and intel, penetrate the security systems and execute the heist.
Missions are dynamic and unpredictable as your crew are thrown from stealth to full-on action and back in mind-bending scenarios.
Den of Wolves is about taking down scores together with your crew—and hopefully gaining some new friends along the way.
Founded by an elite consortium of global corporations, Midway Island is an unregulated innovation zone created to combat a global data security threat caused by deep learning AI.
With no human rights agencies to appease, they developed a new data transmission and storage concept based on the human brain – so fundamentally different from traditional network architecture, AI couldn’t navigate it.
With security came market confidence, and now Midway City has become a sprawling nerve center for international trade – it is the new land of opportunity; and where there is opportunity, crime finds a way…
As a development studio, 10 Chambers is built for creating cooperative shooters; it’s in our DNA. We focus all our efforts on cooperative gameplay and engaging storytelling—and we take the time we need. We will do our best to keep you updated throughout development.