Helldivers 2 Studio Boss Shoots Down Rumors Of Acquisition By Sony

The CEO recently addressed the sprawling rumors.

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  • Helldivers 2 studio boss Johan Pilestedt has addressed the brewing acquisition rumors by Sony.
  • He has outright called them fake and clarified that Arrowhead Studios will not be acquired by the publisher.
  • The CEO has also earlier said that the studio is not owned by Sony in any way and is independently owned.

Helldivers 2 dev Arrowhead Studios CEO Johan Pilestedt has recently addressed the growing rumors of acquisition on Twitter. The speculation quickly spread through the far stretches of the gaming industry before ultimately reaching the ears of the CEO. The growing trend of acquisitions has also played a key role in making it sound feasible, but Johan has declared it as completely “fake.

It is quite unlikely for Arrowhead Studios to be acquired by Sony, especially at this stage. The giant conglomerate is laying off about 900 of its staff across various PlayStation studios, after all. Additionally, Johan has earlier claimed that Arrowhead is an independently owned studio and is not under the Sony umbrella.

Helldivers 2 Has Taken The Gaming Industry By Storm

The addictive third-person shooter has enjoyed a critical reception right after its launch. Despite server capacity issues, the game has been praised for fast-paced action-packed cooperative gameplay where chants of democracy reign supreme. The huge arsenal of weapons, loadouts, and Stratagems has made it stand out against others in the genre. It sold over a million copies, achieving the feat in a few days after launch.

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In some related news, the CEO also spoke against comparisons between Helldivers 2 and the Halo franchise, asking fans to have more compassion and unity instead.

Helldivers 2 came out on February 8, 2024, for PC and the PS5. Its rising popularity also made it a target for a myriad of fake duplicates on Steam for a while. Regardless, for players seeking to become a part of Helldivers, I suggest you read through our best settings guide to effectively fend off disgusting bugs and robotic units.

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