June 21, 2024
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Gaming

Helldivers 2's new CEO says developer-player relationships are more 'doctor/patient' and reveals Arrowhead is using a stethoscope for your Reddit posts and YouTube complaints.

Helldivers 2 has calmed down considerably after the stratospheric success of its launch, which started with an all-time peak of over 450,000 players and has since reached a cozy 24-hour peak of around 40,000 at the time of writing.

Those are still pretty healthy numbers for a live service game (and I don't think anyone expected Helldivers 2 to stay at 400,000 concurrents forever; those kinds of numbers are usually reserved for big MMORPGs, MOBAs, and the most popular shooters), but there have been some PSN, balanceand related to errors dramas that have undoubtedly contributed to a drop in player numbers. All this has led to a longer term strategy—Because yes, Arrowhead Games probably needs to do it. slow down a little.

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