Helldivers 2 Studio CEO Claims Sony Is “Being Really Supportive” Over Server Issues

The creative director has given a shoutout to the studio's backend engineers.

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  • Helldivers 2 studio CEO Johan Pilestedt has claimed that Sony is “being really supportive” over server issues.
  • The creative director took to Twitter to shout out the studio’s backend engineers, who have given it their all.
  • He also spoke against the practices of over-hiring and firing the devs later on while speaking with the fans.

Helldivers 2 Studio CEO Johan Pilestedt claimed on Twitter that Sony is “being really supportive” over the server capacity issues experienced by the entry. The title has spiked in surges of unexpected fame since its release, which has made it difficult for the servers to keep up with the increasing number of players. However, the creative director acknowledged that the backend engineers have worked extremely hard to tackle down the issues.

As a result, he gave a massive shoutout to the devs for resolving the server issues while utilizing the resources provided by Sony and other partners, such as Azure, Playfab, Steam, and more. However, the Helldivers 2 creative director also addressed the act of over-hiring and then firing the devs after a user brought up the matter. Johan has spoken against the practice and offered short term solutions, such as outsourcing, contractors, and more.

The act of over-hiring to then do layoffs is a horrible practice and a bad experience for employees. Use short term solutions for short term problems, such as outsourcing, contractors or limited time agreements. (Who could’ve thought?),” said the creative director.

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Costing only $39.99 for the base version, Helldivers 2 has proven to be a behemoth in the gaming industry. As a result, it has already sold over a million copies as it blows through estimates. The co-op survival came out on February 8, 2024, for PC and the PS5.

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