Sony Retracts PSN Requirement for Helldivers 2 following Disastrous Feedback


Following a ton of refunds and overwhelmingly disastrous feedback from fans, it looks like Sony and PlayStation have now retracted an earlier statement regarding Helldivers 2 which has caused quite a bit of controversy for the Japanese gaming brand. As per Sony’s statement via its social media pages:

Helldivers fans — we’ve heard your feedback on the Helldivers 2 account linking update. The May 6 update, which would have required Steam and PlayStation Network account linking for new players and for current players beginning May 30, will not be moving forward. We’re still learning what is best for PC players and your feedback has been invaluable. Thanks again for your continued support of Helldivers 2 and we’ll keep you updated on future plans.

The controversy stems from an earlier announcement made by Sony a few days ago that folks who are playing Helldivers 2 via PC and their Steam account will be required to create a PSN account in order to access the game. Given that the title is available in several countries without official support for PSN, many complained that the decision will result in folks losing access to the game.

Helldivers 2 was also de-listed from Steam in several regions worldwide following the announcement. Some players initially directed their complaints to developer Arrowhead Studios, who then suggested that they take the matter up with Sony.

Launched earlier this year, Helldivers 2 has become to be one of the most widely-played multiplayer action games this year, although the Sony announcement did affect overall reception as of late. With that said though, folks looking to get back to the game will no longer have to worry about signing up for an extra PSN account.

Mike Viray
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