Beta registration for PAYDAY Crime War now open for players worldwide, global launch set for 2022
TORONTO, ONTARIO — November 12, 2021 – PopReach Corporation (“PopReach” or the “Company” -TSXV: POPR, OTCQX: POPRF), a free-to-play game publisher focused on acquiring and optimizing proven game franchises, today announced that registration for the limited Android beta for PAYDAY Crime War is now open for players worldwide. Interested participants can register for the limited Android beta which starts in early December here: https://www.surveylegend.com/s/3ehi. App Store users can register for upcoming news on iOS availability. Working closely and under license with New Starbreeze Publishing AB (“Starbreeze”), the owners of the PAYDAY IP, PopReach will launch PAYDAY Crime War worldwide for iOS and Android devices next year.
A vault of new assets, an official website, and social channels have been cracked in honor of PAYDAY Crime
War’s upcoming beta. Get the crew together and plan out your hit with the latest PAYDAY Crime War
trailer here: https://vimeo.com/644601839/e909655d6b. PAYDAY Crime War is a standalone first-person shooter game that takes place in the PAYDAY universe. PAYDAY is one of the most successful game franchises in the world with an installed base of over 28 million paid games1. PAYDAY 2, launched in 2013, is the largest game community on Steam, boasting over 7.1 million members1 as of March 2021; PAYDAY Crime War is the first mobile entry in the PAYDAY franchise, and will feature PAYDAY 2 game assets that have sold over 105 million1 additional downloadable content
“Our PopReach team has a track record of translating successful shooter games to mobile, so we’re eager
to be taking a shot with such a genre-defining classic as PAYDAY,” said Christopher Locke, President of
PopReach. “Partnering with Starbreeze and leveraging their IP knowledge, along with this massive builtin audience, creates a tremendous opportunity for PAYDAY on mobile. Together, we believe we’ll be able
to deliver a first-class mobile shooter experience that satisfies even the most loyal heisters.”
A limited number of Android beta participants will have the first opportunity to get hands-on with PAYDAY
Crime War, and will influence its development by sharing gameplay feedback. The limited Android beta is
open to worldwide registrants.
“We’re all huge fans of PAYDAY, and our design efforts have been focused on creating a mobile first
gameplay experience that preserves the original spirit of the franchise,” said Ed Hicks, Lead Designer.
“We’re excited to gather feedback from our beta participants, to help us deliver a game that both new
and existing PAYDAY fans are going to love.”
For more information on “PAYDAY Crime War”, visit the official website: https://www.paydaycrimewar.com/.
1Starbreeze AB Annual Report 2020
About PopReach Corporation
PopReach, a Tier 1 Issuer on the TSX Venture Exchange, with shares also trading on OTCQX® Best Market,
is a free-to-play game publisher focused on acquiring and optimizing proven franchises. The Company has
to date acquired successful game franchises enjoyed by over 1.9 million unique players a month, including
Smurfs’ Village (IP under license), PAYDAY Crime War (IP under license), Peak – Brain Training, Kitchen
Scramble, Gardens of Time, City Girl Life, War of Nations and Kingdoms of Camelot. PopReach,
headquartered in Toronto, employs a team of over 130 experts in Toronto, Vancouver, London, UK, and
Bangalore, India. Additional information about the Company is available at www.sedar.com.
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