Arrowhead on HELLDIVERS 2 Steam Delistings

A post on PCGamesN reproduces a comment on Discord from Arrowhead Games CEO Johan Pilestedt with the latest on Helldivers 2 on Steam. The game was delisted in over 100 territories last week over the requirement of a PlayStation Network account, since the PSN is not available in most countries. The PSN requirement was eventually dropped, but the third-person shooter hasn't returned to the delisted regions. The post comes after three more territories were delisted from Steam, which Johan says was "executed independently by Valve." For the record, however, a post on Reddit indicates the delistings were Sony's call, showing Valve support telling a player "it looks like this game is not available in Steam right now for regions as decided by the publisher." Johan's post says that efforts are underway to reinstate the game everywhere, while admitting it's not going well at this point:
So, to give an update on the three further country restrictions. It was an administrative error correction - they should have been part of the original restriction and it was noticed when the restriction was put in place for Tsushima.

This was noticed and executed independently by Valve.

While it doesn't look positive. It is not an indication of further retrictions. The conversation on region restrictions is still ongoing and is independent of this.

I have no further information. We (Arrowhead) still want the game to be available everywhere.

Hope you all have a great Saturday and I'm sorry I don't have a better update!
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Re: Arrowhead on HELLDIVERS 2 Steam Delistings
May 16, 2024, 03:21
Prez
 
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Re: Arrowhead on HELLDIVERS 2 Steam Delistings May 16, 2024, 03:21
May 16, 2024, 03:21
 Prez
 
Razumen wrote on May 14, 2024, 21:07:
Prez wrote on May 14, 2024, 02:42:
The rootkit BS and the live service garbage is what kept me away.

I can understand the rootkit, that's all fine, I haven't had any problem with it tho, and other anti-cheating systems work on the same level. Most of the bruhaha is because it's from a less well known company, not that there's been any credible evidence it's harmful.

But what live service garbage? I haven't paid a single dime past the initial purchase, yet I've unlocked all the warbonds and most of the armor in the store. As far as GaaS goes, HD2 is one the best examples of how to do it, along with DRG.

Revisit this again after Sony decides the they don't want to pay server costs anymore and shut them down. I like to keep what I pay for.

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Re: On HELLDIVERS 2 Delistings
May 14, 2024, 21:18
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Re: On HELLDIVERS 2 Delistings May 14, 2024, 21:18
May 14, 2024, 21:18
 
When I see HD2 I see Hidden & Dangerous 2.
ps. I'm old
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May 14, 2024, 21:07
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Re: Arrowhead on HELLDIVERS 2 Steam Delistings May 14, 2024, 21:07
May 14, 2024, 21:07
 
Prez wrote on May 14, 2024, 02:42:
The rootkit BS and the live service garbage is what kept me away.

I can understand the rootkit, that's all fine, I haven't had any problem with it tho, and other anti-cheating systems work on the same level. Most of the bruhaha is because it's from a less well known company, not that there's been any credible evidence it's harmful.

But what live service garbage? I haven't paid a single dime past the initial purchase, yet I've unlocked all the warbonds and most of the armor in the store. As far as GaaS goes, HD2 is one the best examples of how to do it, along with DRG.
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May 14, 2024, 02:54
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Re: Arrowhead on HELLDIVERS 2 Steam Delistings May 14, 2024, 02:54
May 14, 2024, 02:54
 
Talk about commiting suicide, why do we need psn ffs!!

I'm 58 and been gaming since computers started, I have 2 kids and age doesn't matter!!
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Re: Arrowhead on HELLDIVERS 2 Steam Delistings
May 14, 2024, 02:42
Prez
 
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Re: Arrowhead on HELLDIVERS 2 Steam Delistings May 14, 2024, 02:42
May 14, 2024, 02:42
 Prez
 
The rootkit BS and the live service garbage is what kept me away.
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Re: Arrowhead on HELLDIVERS 2 Steam Delistings
May 13, 2024, 20:24
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Re: Arrowhead on HELLDIVERS 2 Steam Delistings May 13, 2024, 20:24
May 13, 2024, 20:24
 
sauron wrote on May 13, 2024, 11:01:
Whatever the reasoning going on here, I was thinking to pick this up, looks like fun. But now? No chance.

Age 55 - been gaming since 1981, two teenage kids, PhD. This situation has nothing to do with age.
Because it's not available in some countries? The game is still a lot of fun, even with randoms. Arrowhead themselves are a pretty good developer and have made two of the best multiplayer games I've played in years, so I'd rather support them even if Sony is kinda shite.
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May 13, 2024, 18:40
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Re: Arrowhead on HELLDIVERS 2 Steam Delistings May 13, 2024, 18:40
May 13, 2024, 18:40
 
sauron wrote on May 13, 2024, 11:01:
Whatever the reasoning going on here, I was thinking to pick this up, looks like fun. But now? No chance.

Age 55 - been gaming since 1981, two teenage kids, PhD. This situation has nothing to do with age.

Mid 40s, it’s been great fun for me because the broad scope of players I know who also play, old high school friends, a niece and a nephew, co-workers. The game is fine and fun but starting to get a little old, but having three generations of people all on the same discord server having a blast is a unique situation for me. I don’t have much fun playing with randoms but it seems like there is always someone around who wants to run a mission.

I couldn’t care less about all the PSN and region delisting stuff when I have that available.
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Re: Arrowhead on HELLDIVERS 2 Steam Delistings
May 13, 2024, 17:47
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Re: Arrowhead on HELLDIVERS 2 Steam Delistings May 13, 2024, 17:47
May 13, 2024, 17:47
 
It's been confirmed that it's not Valve delisting but Sony.
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May 13, 2024, 14:06
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Re: Arrowhead on HELLDIVERS 2 Steam Delistings May 13, 2024, 14:06
May 13, 2024, 14:06
 
RogueSix wrote on May 13, 2024, 13:38:
sauron wrote on May 13, 2024, 11:01:
Whatever the reasoning going on here, I was thinking to pick this up, looks like fun. But now? No chance.

Age 55 - been gaming since 1981, two teenage kids, PhD. This situation has nothing to do with age.

Congratulations on money well KEPT. There are literally dozens of thousands of games worth playing WAY more than shooting stupid ass bugs in the face.

Thank you!
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Re: Arrowhead on HELLDIVERS 2 Steam Delistings
May 13, 2024, 13:38
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Re: Arrowhead on HELLDIVERS 2 Steam Delistings May 13, 2024, 13:38
May 13, 2024, 13:38
 
sauron wrote on May 13, 2024, 11:01:
Whatever the reasoning going on here, I was thinking to pick this up, looks like fun. But now? No chance.

Age 55 - been gaming since 1981, two teenage kids, PhD. This situation has nothing to do with age.

Congratulations on money well KEPT. There are literally dozens of thousands of games worth playing WAY more than shooting stupid ass bugs in the face.
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May 13, 2024, 11:01
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Re: Arrowhead on HELLDIVERS 2 Steam Delistings May 13, 2024, 11:01
May 13, 2024, 11:01
 
Whatever the reasoning going on here, I was thinking to pick this up, looks like fun. But now? No chance.

Age 55 - been gaming since 1981, two teenage kids, PhD. This situation has nothing to do with age.
Kittens!
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Re: Arrowhead on HELLDIVERS 2 Steam Delistings
May 13, 2024, 07:11
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Re: Arrowhead on HELLDIVERS 2 Steam Delistings May 13, 2024, 07:11
May 13, 2024, 07:11
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Jonjonz wrote on May 13, 2024, 06:50:
I would love to know the real story behind this botched series of decisions within Arrowhead.

Dude, just read the first few lines of Blue's news on this. Valve and/or Sony - not Arrowhead.
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May 13, 2024, 06:50
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May 13, 2024, 06:50
 
I would love to know the real story behind this botched series of decisions within Arrowhead.

The fact that the initial goof went through is bad enough but the fumbling attempt at recovery puts the entire management chain in question.

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May 13, 2024, 05:06
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Re: Arrowhead on HELLDIVERS 2 Steam Delistings May 13, 2024, 05:06
May 13, 2024, 05:06
 
Morn wrote on May 13, 2024, 02:59:
Imagine signing up to this site in 2008 to post

phinn wrote on May 26, 2008, 13:14:
Blue just lost a lot of credibility linking that incredibly stupid and inaccurate PS3 Blu-ray link. It's the most retarded and bullshit article I've read on CNET.

And then staying for 16 years, posting 1492 subsequent comments (93 per year), culminating in

phinn wrote on May 12, 2024, 16:11:
Who gives a f**** what country Sony sells their games in.

What a journey.

lol
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Re: Arrowhead on HELLDIVERS 2 Steam Delistings
May 13, 2024, 03:24
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May 13, 2024, 03:24
 
Morn wrote on May 13, 2024, 02:59:
Imagine signing up to this site in 2008 to post

phinn wrote on May 26, 2008, 13:14:
Blue just lost a lot of credibility linking that incredibly stupid and inaccurate PS3 Blu-ray link. It's the most retarded and bullshit article I've read on CNET.

And then staying for 16 years, posting 1492 subsequent comments (93 per year), culminating in

phinn wrote on May 12, 2024, 16:11:
Who gives a f**** what country Sony sells their games in.

What a journey.

Perfect
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Re: Arrowhead on HELLDIVERS 2 Steam Delistings
May 13, 2024, 02:59
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Re: Arrowhead on HELLDIVERS 2 Steam Delistings May 13, 2024, 02:59
May 13, 2024, 02:59
 
Imagine signing up to this site in 2008 to post

phinn wrote on May 26, 2008, 13:14:
Blue just lost a lot of credibility linking that incredibly stupid and inaccurate PS3 Blu-ray link. It's the most retarded and bullshit article I've read on CNET.

And then staying for 16 years, posting 1492 subsequent comments (93 per year), culminating in

phinn wrote on May 12, 2024, 16:11:
Who gives a f**** what country Sony sells their games in.

What a journey.
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Re: Arrowhead on HELLDIVERS 2 Steam Delistings
May 13, 2024, 00:04
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Re: Arrowhead on HELLDIVERS 2 Steam Delistings May 13, 2024, 00:04
May 13, 2024, 00:04
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phinn wrote on May 12, 2024, 16:11:
Who gives a f**** what country Sony sells their games in.

The people who live in those countries.
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May 12, 2024, 22:04
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Re: Arrowhead on HELLDIVERS 2 Steam Delistings May 12, 2024, 22:04
May 12, 2024, 22:04
 
RedEye9 wrote on May 12, 2024, 21:00:
So, you're saying the review bombing didn't stop?
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I was reading what the community was writing on steam. I guess they were saying different things in other places?
But you'd think they would have been saying it where they were doing the review bombing. Unless it's a really odd community. 🤷
People changed their reviews upon hearing that the PSN requirement was being lifted, and naturally thought that this would also mean that those countries would no longer be affected. However, Sony has since then not totally honored their word. There is no one singular community for the game, they do not all act as one singular hive mind.

It's not that hard to understand, unless you're irrationally hell bent on being a troll and hating a game for no discernible reason.
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May 12, 2024, 21:00
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May 12, 2024, 21:00
 
So, you're saying the review bombing didn't stop?
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I was reading what the community was writing on steam. I guess they were saying different things in other places?
But you'd think they would have been saying it where they were doing the review bombing. Unless it's a really odd community. 🤷
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May 12, 2024, 20:25
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Re: Arrowhead on HELLDIVERS 2 Steam Delistings May 12, 2024, 20:25
May 12, 2024, 20:25
 
RedEye9 wrote on May 12, 2024, 15:08:
"the third-person shooter hasn't returned to the delisted regions"

But the review bombing has ceased. How can that be??!?

But it does prove one thing, the review bombing was only about having to get a PSN account and never about people not being able to play the game in regions that don't have access to PSN.
Whew, glad that was settled.
All your post proves is that you can't grasp logic and are talking for a community you're not even part of.
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