“It’s Sony’s decision, not ours”: Helldivers 2 Devs Response Will Further Infuriate Fans After Claiming Outrageous PS Move Was ‘Inevitable’

Community manager for Helldivers 2 has revealed who players should really blame for the recent change.

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SUMMARY

  • Helldivers 2 has been under fire ever since a mandate was announced requiring PC players to connect to a PSN account.
  • Twinbeard, a popular community manager for the game has revealed how it was Sony's decision to move forward with the requirement.
  • Many players will be missing out in the game as PlayStation Network is only available in a limited number of countries.
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All hell has broken lose on Super-Earth ever since Sony announced how Helldivers 2 players on PC would need to connect a PlayStation Network Account if they wished to continue enjoying the game. Being implemented from May 6th, every new player that dares to join will be forced to connect the said account to their Steam client, making the game face a huge backlash from the community.

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Arrowhead Studios has been under fire ever since the recent PSN move was announced

In times of need, fans of a game tend to look to the developers for help, but it would now be an awkward conversation with Arrowhead Studios, since one of the community managers, Twinbeard, has admitted that the decision was not even theirs to begin with.

Helldivers 2 Developer Reveals The Reality Behind Latest Announcement

Despite what many would expect of Arrowhead Studios, the decision to force PC players into connecting a PSN account was not theirs to begin with. It is, unfortunately, Sony, who holds the publishing right to Helldivers 2 and has decided to bring this change to effect, infuriating gamers across the globe.

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As noted by Games Radar, the aforementioned community manager for the studio, Twinbeard, has remarked about the situation in the game’s official Discord server, saying “It’s Sony’s decision, not ours“, unveiling how Arrowhead Studios, the ones responsible for creating the game practically has no say over what happens to it and who gets to play it or not.

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The community manager reveals who decided to move forward with such a step

The studio’s spontaneous decision to impose such a requirement does not come without a cost. Not only are gamers on social media platforms showing their disappointment with the recent announcement, but have now begun to negatively review bomb the game, shredding the positive image that the game has struggled to maintain since its release to pieces.

Why Sony Might Be In Big Trouble After Making The Most Controversial Helldivers 2 Move Yet

Witnessing the massive backlash, there remains a slight chance that Sony might just start considering backtracking their footsteps and standing down for once. The exclusive release of Helldivers 2 has already been enough to fuel the ongoing console wars for the coming years, and forcing a PlayStation Network Account down the throats of players who want nothing to do with it brings to light which side should the gamers be on for once.

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PSN is made available in only a limited number of countries

To make matters worse, there are only 69 countries in the whole world that have support for PSN to begin with, meaning that players emerging from nations such as Egypt and Belarus are going to be practically shut out from the game they have paid for. Complaints have also been arising from the regions of the UK and Ireland, as gamers from these nations are required to submit their Phone Number, ID, and a facial scan to set up an account in the first place.

Helldivers 2 is available to play on PC and PlayStation.

Aaditya Chugh

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Aaditya Chugh is a Gaming Content Writer at FandomWire. With a passion for everything gaming, he's the one you turn to for the latest insights and reviews straight from the industry. Whether he's diving into timeless classics like the first ever Doom or staying up-to-date with the newest releases like Helldivers 2 and Stellar Blade, he provides whatever you might need to stay in the loop.