A Fresh Helldivers 2 Controversy Could be About to Start as Everyone Remembers 1 Loose End


The Helldivers 2 neighborhood breathed a collective sigh of reduction when it was lastly introduced that Sony could be backing down from forcefully implementing PSN account linking to Steam.

Nonetheless, there’s nonetheless a serious problem that has not been solved, and individuals are beginning to take discover. Fortunately, it’s not gone previous Arrowhead’s purview, and everybody’s favourite superhero, Pilestedt, is on the job.

Helldivers 2 Is Nonetheless Delisted in 177 Nations

Helldivers 2 was delisted during the Sony vs. Helldivers community war, and it's still not back
Helldivers 2 was delisted through the Sony vs. Helldivers 2 neighborhood battle, and it’s nonetheless not again

When Sony and Arrowhead introduced that Helldivers 2 gamers must hyperlink their Steam accounts to their PSN IDs to play the sport, there was an enormous uproar.

Folks had been talking in opposition to it on X/Twitter, getting the sport refunded, and leaving detrimental critiques on the sport’s Steam retailer web page as a technique to get their voice heard.

One of many largest causes this was a problem for a lot of was that PSN isn’t out there in lots of international locations. You possibly can nonetheless make an ID whereas setting the account to a different nation, and a few gamers reported that PlayStation help would even inform you a similar.

Nonetheless, PlayStation’s ToS implies that they’ve the best to “droop, terminate or limit any Account” created with false data.

Through the battle between Sony and the Helldivers 2 neighborhood, the corporate had Steam delist the sport from 177 international locations that PSN doesn’t serve to keep away from additional issues. The sport continues to be delisted in these international locations despite Sony backing down from enforcing the policy.

Arrowhead CEO Johan Pilestedt Guarantees {That a} Repair Is on the Method

Not everyone has been following Sony's ToSNot everyone has been following Sony's ToS
Not everybody has been following Sony’s ToS

Persons are noticing that the sport continues to be gone in these international locations. The sport’s official Discord channel has been full of questions from folks questioning when Helldivers 2 will likely be out there for buy once more in the delisted countries.

Pilestedt replied, saying that there’s nonetheless no replace, sadly, however he’s nonetheless in dialog along with his companions at PlayStation and Valve to get the sport listed once more. After which he leaves us with a really superhero-coded line:

Getting the account linking took a herculean effort – however I received’t relaxation in my want to have it out there in every single place.

Honestly, PlayStation trying to implement such a coverage when PSN IDs aren’t out there in most international locations is a really odd oversight on their half.

Although making IDs in different international locations does violate ToS, many PlayStation customers have shared that they’ve been doing the identical for years with no problem. It’s not simply gamers within the Philippines, Egypt, or different international locations technically “breaking” ToS this manner.

Check out this PlayStation blog post from 2012, the place the then-President of Sony Interactive Leisure (and present head of PlayStation Indies) admits that he has PSN IDs for 3 totally different international locations!

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