May 18, 2024

Following backlash from its neighborhood, Sony has overturned plans to implement necessary PSN linking for Helldivers 2 gamers on Steam.

On Friday, the writer introduced Helldivers 2 gamers on Steam would quickly be required to hyperlink to a PSN account for security and safety. It stated this was at all times going to be a requirement for gamers on PC, however as a result of points at launch, linking was made elective for a interval.

The information was instantly met with intense backlash, which resulted in an inflow of detrimental critiques from Helldivers 2 gamers on Steam. Many requested for a refund as Helldivers 2 was pulled from sale in 177 nations the place PSN isn’t accessible.

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Because of this, Sony has now reversed its plans to make PSN linking a requirement for Helldivers 2 gamers on Steam. In a post shared this morning by way of PlayStation, the writer stated:

“Helldivers followers – we have heard your suggestions on the Helldivers 2 account linking replace. The Could 6 replace, which might have required Steam and PlayStation Community account linking for brand spanking new gamers and for present gamers starting Could 30, is not going to be shifting ahead.”

Sony said it was “nonetheless studying what’s finest for PC gamers”, calling the latest spate of suggestions “invaluable”. It then thanked everybody for his or her “continued assist of Helldivers 2”, earlier than promising to maintain us up to date on future plans.

Resharing Sony’s publish, Arrowhead CEO and Helldivers 2 artistic director Johan Pilestedt stated he was impressed by gamers’ “willpower… and skill to collaborate” over the previous few days. He then went on to thank Sony for its choice to make PSN linking elective once more.

“We collectively wish to set a brand new commonplace for what a reside sport is, and the way builders and neighborhood can assist one another to create the very best sport experiences,” Pilestedt concluded.

In a observe up reply, Pilestedt said the Helldivers 2 workforce was now “constructing methods to exchange” the ‘moderation performance’ PSN linking would have assisted with.