It appears that at the eleventh hour, PAYDAY: The Heist has been delayed. Sony Online Entertainment recently announced that the October 4th launch date of the heist-based co-op shooter has been delayed until later this month. A recent press release explains the delay:
This delay is a move to ensure players and fans of our promise and vision to produce high-caliber games that deliver the best quality game experience. Players who pre-ordered PAYDAY: The Heist will receive the game at launch, and those who purchased the four other PSN titles as part of the PlayStationÂ®Network PLAY program will also be awarded PAYDAY: The Heist when it launches later this month, according to the terms of that program.
No new date was given for the official release, but the press release does indicate that it will be later this month. Visit the official PAYDAY: The Heist website for more.