Former Xbox Exec Reminded Of Important 'Mantra' Amidst Helldivers 2 Chaos

You may have seen over the weekend that there was chaos surrounding the PC version of Sony's Helldivers 2 after it was announced that all players would be required to link their Steam accounts to a PlayStation Network account.

This resulted in extremely negative reviews - including from regions that didn't have access to the PlayStation Network - and it resulted in Sony backtracking earlier today and confirming that the decision had been reverted.

"Helldivers fans — we’ve heard your feedback on the Helldivers 2 account linking update. The May 6 update, which would have required Steam and PlayStation Network account linking for new players and for current players beginning May 30, will not be moving forward."

"We’re still learning what is best for PC players and your feedback has been invaluable. Thanks again for your continued support of Helldivers 2 and we’ll keep you updated on future plans."

Of course, Xbox has made its own controversial decisions in the past - particularly in the case of the heavily botched Xbox One launch in 2013. This time around, it's been pointed out by plenty of commenters that Sony could have avoided so much negative press if this requirement had simply been communicated better ahead of time.

Interestingly, former Xbox exec Larry Hryb (Major Nelson) mentioned how this used to be a "mantra" of his:

The reality is that Xbox, PlayStation and even Nintendo will likely keep making mistakes from time-to-time, but hopefully all three brands are learning from each other that good communication is extremely important in situations like this.

None of this takes away from how great of a game Helldivers 2 is, of course, and we're still holding out hope that it might arrive on Xbox someday. Phil Spencer definitely wants to bring it over, and we believe he can get the job done!

Did you see all the madness about this over the weekend? Let us know your thoughts down below.