Helldivers 2 Director On Halo Comparison: “Just Let Gamers Love And Enjoy Both”

Johan also questions why a comparison between the two giants is necessary in the first place.

Story Highlights

  • Helldivers 2 Studio Boss Johan Pilestedt has criticized a fan for comparing the title with the Halo series.
  • The creative director thinks such comparisons are absurd and only breed disdain among the fans.
  • He accepts that friendly rivalry can be good but argues that more compassion and union are needed.

The Helldivers 2 studio CEO Johan Pilestedt has recently condemned a fan for comparing the game with the Halo franchise on Twitter. The post was claiming the new indie giant to be superior to the Xbox first-party series, which rubbed Johan and many other gamers the wrong way. So, the creative director addressed the post and clarified that such comparisons do more harm and produce divisions within the fans, reducing the overall unity.

The Helldivers 2 dev believes that there should be more compassion and unity in the gaming industry compared to rivalry. Many gamers who prefer one console over the other end up pitting their franchises against each other, claiming theirs to be better than the other. It is overall a harmful activity for the community, as per the CEO. 

Although Johan agrees that friendly rivalry can be quite important, as long as it stays friendly, however. The creative director also points out that neither monopoly nor cut-throat competition makes the world a better place when it comes to business. 

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The community has largely agreed with the positive stance adopted by the CEO, appreciating his remarks amidst the brimming rivalry between Xbox and PlayStation gamers.

Helldivers 2 was released to critical acclaim on February 8, 2024, for PC and the PS5. The title has grown so popular that the Steam store even saw some fake duplicates for a while. According to an official reveal, it sold over a million copies soon after a successful launch. Regardless, for players joining the military to liberate the planets from vile bugs, I suggest you glance over our Best Stratagems guide to stand out against other players. 

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