Helldivers 2 CEO responds to Sony officially cancelling PSN account requirement

The Helldivers 2 listing was inundated with 200,000 negative reviews, but that is starting to turn around following PlayStation's latest decision.

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The Helldivers 2 PC controversy has seemingly ended after PlayStation announced it was going to backpedal on forcing Helldivers 2 players to connect their Steam account to a PSN account to be granted access to the game.

Only a matter of hours ago PlayStation took to its official X account to announce it has heard the feedback from the Helldivers 2 PC community regarding the linking update and has decided it "will not be moving forward". This change will cover both existing Helldivers 2 players and new Helldivers 2 players.

Arrowhead Studios CEO Johan Pilestedt has since taken to his personal X account to praise the efforts of the Helldivers 2 community for collaborating their efforts to get what they want and to thank PlayStation for their decision to leave PSN linking optional. Notably, PlayStation wrote in its post that it's still learning "what is best for PC players".

The response from the Helldivers 2 community has been seemingly turned around as players are beginning to flock back to the Steam listing for the title to positive reviews. At the time of writing, Helldivers 2's "recent reviews" description has already moved from "overwhelmingly negative" to "mostly negative," with 11,000+ positive reviews posted so far compared to the prior day (May 5), which had 2,200 positive reviews.

It appears PC gamers are returning to undo the damage they have done now that their voice has been heard, but will all of them return? Or has Helldivers 2 stained its legacy forever?

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