Arrowhead Recreation Studios was engaged on Helldivers 2 for some time, and although the co-op third-person shooter is clearly an formidable follow-up to its top-down predecessor, few would have predicted that it could go on to benefit from the success that it has seen within the rapid aftermath of its launch.
On PC particularly, Helldivers 2 has attracted a sizeable viewers. Heaving peaked at over 155,000 concurrent gamers on Steam, it has turn out to be Sony’s greatest launch on the platform, exceeding the numbers of the likes of God of Battle and Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 Remastered. However how has it fared on PS5?
As you’d count on, it’s attracting a wholesome variety of gamers throughout each platforms. Taking to Twitter, Arrowhead Recreation Studios CEO Johan Pilestedt not too long ago revealed that throughout PC and PS5, Helldivers 2 not too long ago exceeded 360,000 concurrent gamers, which, primarily based on the sport’s aforementioned peak on Steam, would recommend that it hit slightly underneath 200,000 concurrent gamers on PS5.
Explaining among the recreation’s technical and connectivity points in a message printed on Twitter, Pilestedt wrote, “To talk in technical phrases, our companies, in addition to our companion companies, have a fee limiter that denies connections past a quantity per minute to stop your entire system from failing. We managed to extend the speed restrict from 10,000 [logins] per minute to twenty,000 per minute, and the full capability of concurrent gamers was elevated from 250,000 whole to 360,000 whole. This was, nonetheless, nonetheless not sufficient, because the participant rely jumped to 360k after five-and-a-half minutes.”
In different phrases, Helldivers 2 is just too profitable for its personal good. That’s actually an excellent drawback to be going through, from Arrowhead and Sony’s perspective. Pilestedt not too long ago additionally revealed that the sport was “blowing via” inside estimates and had already offered round one million copies.
Our evaluate of Helldivers 2 will probably be going dwell quickly, so keep tuned for that.
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— Pilestedt (@Pilestedt) February 11, 2024