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‘Helldivers 2’ PC Players Mad About PSN Account Linking, Arrowhead Responds



‘Helldivers 2’ PC Players Mad About PSN Account Linking, Arrowhead Responds

Helldivers 2 gamers have just been informed that in the event that they’re taking part in on PC, which the vast majority of them are, they are going to now must hyperlink a PSN account to Steam with a purpose to preserve taking part in on the platform as of June 4.

This each is or is just not a giant deal, relying on which aspect of this you come down on. Initially, gamers had been certainly purported to have a PSN linked to the sport on PC when Helldivers 2 launched, however that was delayed for months resulting from technical points throughout that window. The opposite argument is that many different video games do that as properly. Publishers like Ubisoft and EA make you’ve accounts there with a purpose to play their video games. Microsoft has gamers make an account to play Sea of Thieves on PC. So, PlayStation doing this isn’t wholly distinctive.

Nevertheless, there’s one other aspect of this with two most important sides. One is that gamers merely…don’t wish to make a PSN account. Some simply because they don’t personal a PlayStation or have any PlayStation video games and it’s simply one other account to handle. Others cite outages or safety breaches which have plagued PSN (safety points are one motive PlayStation says they want to do that).

However one other subset of gamers don’t perceive how they’ll preserve taking part in in any respect, as dozens and dozens of nations the world don’t even have entry to PSN, so with out some type of workaround, and one has not been introduced, it seems they might now not be capable to play Helldivers 2 on PC. We’ll see if that’s positively true, however it’s what they’re logically assuming.

Helldivers 2 is now dealing with a great deal of adverse critiques on Steam, dropping its constructive share by a lot of factors already. Now, Arrowhead CEO Johan Pilestedt has chimed in and is…lower than enthused, by the sound of it.

In a tweet, Pilestedt merely says that each one questions and feedback ought to be directed towards PlayStation Help, and he gives a hyperlink to the “how-to” web page for crosslinking:

Nevertheless, on that web page it has a piece the place it particularly says linking PSN to PC is optionally available:

Do I’ve to register to PSN to play a PlayStation recreation on PC?

Signing in to PSN is optionally available when taking part in a PlayStation recreation on PC.

The web page pitches is as “profit,” however not obligatory. However for Helldivers 2, it should quickly be obligatory. Conversely, the Steam web page does say a PSN account is required, and this was all the time said because the plan.

I don’t know if this can have a significant impression on participant inhabitants in the long run, regardless of the anger, however it feels a bit out of step, as Helldivers 2 has been a large success primarily as a result of of its large recognition on PC. That stated, for gamers that do have entry to PSN accounts, or the flexibility to make one, it doesn’t look like that large of a deal, given what number of different video games do that. We’ll see if something modifications within the wake of this uproar.

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