Sony U-turns and cancels its new policy for Helldivers 2

Sony U-turns and cancels its new policy for Helldivers 2

Things have taken a turn for the worse for Helldivers 2 due to Sony's requirement for Steam players to have a PSN account in order to play the cooperative multiplayer shooter developed by Arrowhead Game Studios. This decision has had very negative repercussions on the game's community which strongly reacted against the requirement with a huge wave of negative reviews on Valve's platform, a myriad of complaints on social media, and more. Things were so bad in the last few days as the requests for refunds on PC piled up and the game got over 150,000 negative reviews. Meanwhile, Arrowhead Game Studios only could watch while Sony destroyed the huge success achieved by Helldivers 2 since it was released in just a few hours. The studio tried to make Sony change its decision with apparently no success, while the biggest hit of 2024 went through the sink in a downward spiral.

There may be light at the end of the tunnel

The incredible pressure generated by the Helldivers 2 community is only on par with the huge disappointment generated by a decision from Sony that is hard to explain. Requesting PC players create a PSN account in order to play Helldivers 2 does not seem reasonable in any way, no matter if at some point Sony stated that it was happening. A few months have passed since the game was released and players love the gameplay experience it offers. Was it really advisable to launch a torpedo at a boat that was sailing so swiftly? Well, the events have demonstrated that it was not, and it is yet to be determined if Helldivers 2 will recover from this.

Amidst this chaos, Sony finally reacted a few hours ago and it has reversed course on its demand and it won't ask for players to have a PSN account to play Helldivers 2.

 

 

Things are apparently back to normal in the world of Helldivers 2, but what will be the consequences of such an earthquake? Will players cancel their refund requests and continue to play the game happily as they were before? Has Sony killed the goose that laid the golden egg? Are we in front of the biggest mistake in the world of video games after the botched release of Cyberpunk 2077? We will have to wait a bit longer to find out the answers. At the end of the day, nothing of all this has had any impact on Helldivers 2 gameplay-wise and the game continues to deliver an experience that has no rival right now. If you have somehow missed it and want to discover the biggest shooter of 2024, our comparator is the best source of cheap Helldivers 2 CD keys.

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Helldivers 2
Helldivers 2
  • Categories : Action
  • Editor : Sony Interactive Entertainment
  • Developer : Arrowhead Game Studios
  • Mode(s) : Solo, Co-op
  • Release date : 8 February 2024
  • Categories : Action
  • Editor : Sony Interactive Entertainment
  • Developer : Arrowhead Game Studios
  • Mode(s) : Co-op
  • Release date : 8 February 2024