Sony retreats from Helldivers 2 account linking for PSN after fan outrage

Sony tweeted from its PlayStation account that it’s retreating from an unpopular choice the place it was requiring Helldivers 2 followers to hyperlink their PC recreation to Sony’s PlayStation Community (PSN).

The issue was that PSN isn’t provided in lots of international locations, and this requirement made gamers fear that they’d lose entry to the sport in the event that they didn’t dwell in the correct nation.

“Helldivers followers — we’ve 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 new gamers and for present gamers starting Could 30, is not going to be transferring ahead,” Sony stated. “We’re nonetheless studying what’s greatest for PC gamers and your suggestions has been invaluable. Thanks once more in your continued assist of Helldivers 2 and we’ll hold you up to date on future plans.”

The coverage made no sense and the CEO of Arrowhead Sport Studios, which made the sport over eight years, stated he had no management over the choice.

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Earlier than Sony retreated, the coverage requiring gamers to hyperlink to their PSN account as a way to play the PC model of Helldivers 2 didn’t go over effectively.

On Steam, gamers left big numbers of unfavorable critiques on Helldivers 2, and Sony was quiet in regards to the response. It’s good that Sony is retreating from the blunder, however lots of gamers in all probability have misplaced religion in its selections and its slowness in strolling the choice again.

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