Arrowhead Game Studios CEO Debunks Sony Acquisition Rumors: Helldivers 2 Remains Independent

by Kristina
2 minutes read

Arrowhead Game Studios, the developer behind Helldivers 2, has been the subject of rumors regarding a potential acquisition by Sony. However, these speculations have been dismissed by Johan Pilestedt, the CEO of Arrowhead, who clarified on Twitter that the rumors are unfounded and that the studio remains independently owned.

Pilestedt also addressed a circulating image that falsely claimed to announce the acquisition, noting that it featured an outdated logo from 2008, a time when the studio was newly established. This response came shortly after he debunked another rumor suggesting that Arrowhead was already under Sony’s ownership.

Despite the success of Helldivers 2, Arrowhead Game Studios seems content with its independent status, which has been maintained for over a decade. Although the studio’s achievements might attract interest from major publishers like Sony, Pilestedt’s swift reactions to rumors indicate that an acquisition is unlikely in the near future.

The original post that sparked the rumor, along with its associated account, has since been deleted, serving as a reminder of the unreliability of social media information.

In other news, Helldivers 2 has recently received a new balance patch, as announced by Patrik Lasota, head of product testing at Arrowhead. The update addresses heavy armor, introduces meteor swarms, and extends the duration of Eradicate missions, showcasing the studio’s commitment to maintaining game balance.

Despite the rumors, Arrowhead Game Studios remains focused on its current projects, including the ongoing war in Helldivers 2. As the studio continues to make strides in the gaming industry, fans can look forward to more exciting developments from the independent powerhouse.

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