Sony Walks Back Helldivers 2 PSN Requirement


Helldivers 2

By: Jason Siu



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Sony has surprisingly removed the linking requirement for Steam players

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After several tumultuous days with hundreds of thousands of negative reviews, Sony PlayStation has announced it is reversing its requirement to link Steam accounts to a PlayStation Network account for Helldivers 2. In a post on social media, PlayStation confirmed that the May 6 update, which would have required Steam and PlayStation Network account linking for new players and for current players starting May 30, will not proceed. The company continued by saying it’s “still learning what is best for PC players” and the feedback has been invaluable.

For many, this news may be surprising, but given the success of Helldivers 2 for PlayStation, especially on PC, it was a necessary move. The account linking requirement was particularly unreasonable for users who purchased the game but could not create a PSN account in their country. Valve and Steam recently took some matters into their own hands, by approving refunds to those players, even if they’ve spent hundreds of hours playing the game.

Hopefully, with these changes, the negative reviews will subside, as developer Arrowhead Game Studios had to bear the brunt of PlayStation’s decisions.

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With over 20 years of online publishing experience, Jason Siu is currently the Content Director at VerticalScope and used to spend most of his time writing about cars. His work can be seen on websites such as AutoGuide, EV Pulse, FlatSixes, Tire Authority, and more. As the former co-founder of and West Coast Editor of Modified Magazine, he has also authored two books for CarTech Books. In his spare time, he founded FullCleared to indulge in his passion for writing about games. Although Jason is a variety gamer, he generally prefers RPGs.

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