Arrowhead Recreation Studios launched Helldivers 2 on PlayStation 5 and PC final week, although it’s been a very long time coming. CEO Johan Pilestedt stated the sport was in growth for practically eight years, arising only some days brief.
Helldivers 2 was in growth for 7 years, 11 months, and 26 days
“#Helldivers2 lastly launched,” Pilestedt stated on Twitter, “7 years, 11 months and 26 days of my life spent on making a recreation that actually devolves right into a farce of my favourite motion pictures and books from my upbringing.” Assuming that he’s counting again from the sport’s launch on February 8, which means Helldivers 2 began growth on February 13, 2016. That’s solely about two months after the studio ported Helldivers 1 to PC, being the primary Sony-published recreation to take action.
Pilestedt additionally thanked Helldivers followers for being “in [on] the joke of shouldering the cape of a totalitarian soldier.” In one other tweet, he added, “This recreation has been behind my head ever since I and a few on-line buddies tried to do a SST mod for the unique Critical Sam/mod for the unique AVP to convey the expertise and the farce to life.”
The Helldivers sequence takes place in a satirical dystopian future the place the totalitarian Tremendous Earth authorities guidelines humanity. The video games draw inspiration from navy sci-fi like Aliens and Starship Troopers, and see humanity at warfare with a number of alien races.
Whereas the primary recreation featured a top-down perspective, Helldivers 2 is a third-person shooter. It’s additionally already confirmed to be a large success for Swedish developer Arrowhead, with Helldivers 2 promoting round 1 million copies as of February 10.