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Arrowhead Games: "We want to be the next From Software or Blizzard"

Helldivers 2 developer Arrowhead on the success of its game, what comes next and dealing with toxic players

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LostPotato29d ago

Ambitious dream but sorry you don't make good RPGs. Just online co-op shooters.

ThinkThink29d ago

Not yet, but they can grow. Sounds like that's the plan. They have a new CEO this week as well. I can see they pushing helldivers 2 to other consoles, Mac and even high end mobile devices. The game could become a global force and sony can rack up their MAUs.

Eonjay29d ago (Edited 29d ago )

Sure for Helldivers. Surprised Sony doesn't put Helldivers 1 on mobile.... but in reality, I think Arrowhead is talking about creating original IPs that they own. What I question is how they will do this (while remaining multiplatform) without expanding. For HD2, Sony contributed a lot. If they do this by themselves, they are going to hire more people (which isn't a bad thing as long as its sustainable). I love that they are trying to 'stay small' but even when looking at HD2, you get the feeling that they were woefully underprepared to deal with the success they had. Even to today, it takes too long to get bugs addressed.

Another story said that players had stopped playing because of lack of new content. We have know about the new factions since launch but one doubts that they have the internal resources to get new content added at the pace they need to. If they are looking for the kind of success they claim, they need to invest in the resources that will allow them to attract and keep as many players as possible.

SimpleDad29d ago

The new CEO Shams is gonna burn this game to the ground. It was good while it lasted.
Now the real nickel-and-dime will begin.

Just wait and see.

Huey_My_D_Long28d ago

lol I feel like this comment went over my head.
What are the down votes for?

shinoff218329d ago (Edited 29d ago )

You ain't wrong. Lostpotato. I'd rather see an rpg then another shooter. Shame though cause it'd probably be an online rpg ugghhh

XiNatsuDragnel29d ago

Ambitious hopefully y'all can achieve it

Palitera29d ago

They could start by putting any kind of story into their games and ditching the BS of "but we have a game master to direct your irrelevant actions".

shaenoide29d ago

Being the new Blizzard in neither a compliment or a good thing.

thorstein29d ago

When the Blizzard symbol appeared on a title, it used to mean quality. Starcraft, Diablo, Warcraft...I think that's what they're referring to.

S2Killinit29d ago

Yeah I remember those days as well.

Skuletor29d ago

"Don't you guys have phones?"

CrimsonWing6929d ago

Not if those games are going to be GaaS.

-Foxtrot28d ago

Maybe if they grow they can split their teams in two

One does games like Helldivers and the other a single player driven RPG game

CrimsonWing6928d ago (Edited 28d ago )

We’ll see. With the massive success of Helldivers 2 and the continual flops of things like FF7 Rebirth and a GaaS game like Concord right around the corner and seeing people’s comments on hype for that game leads me to believe we’re f*cked.

Helldivers 2 proved GaaS is a better gamble than traditional games right now and with Jim Ryan already setting the wheels in motion for a GaaS initiative all we can do is wait and see.