Are you eagerly awaiting the release of Helldivers 2 on Xbox? Wondering why it’s taking so long?
Helldivers 2 has stormed onto the scene, offering gamers a thrilling experience filled with bug-splatting patriotism. But for Xbox players, the wait for their turn to join the action continues. Here’s the latest on when we can expect Helldivers II to hit Xbox consoles.
A Blast for Some, a Wait for Others
While PlayStation and PC players are already deep into the chaos, Xbox gamers are left wondering when they’ll get their chance to jump into the fray. Crossplay has united players across platforms, but Xbox users are still on standby.
While Arrowhead develops the game, it’s published and licensed under PlayStation’s IP list. This creates a natural rivalry with Xbox, which means the game won’t be available on either older-gen or current-gen Xbox consoles.
Is Helldivers 2 Cross-Platform?
Helldivers 2 boasts seamless cross-platform play, allowing PC and PlayStation gamers to join forces effortlessly. But what about Xbox? Why the delay in integrating Microsoft consoles into the mix? Let’s dive into the complexities behind the crossplay conundrum.
The MLB The Show Exception
The gaming world often sees titles exclusive to certain platforms due to intricate publishing rights and licensing agreements. While some games manage to break the mold, such as MLB The Show 23 and its upcoming successor MLB The Show 24, others face constraints due to ownership structures. Helldivers 2 falls into the latter category, and here’s why.
MLB The Show series stands out as a rare exception where a game developed by a PlayStation studio finds its way onto Xbox consoles. This is made possible because the game is directly published by Major League Baseball (MLB), circumventing platform exclusivity constraints.
Will Helldivers 2 Be Available on Xbox Game Pass?
It’s unclear if Helldivers 2 will be added to Xbox Game Pass soon. Xbox Game Pass includes a wide range of games, but the relationship between Xbox and PlayStation might make it tricky. Since the game didn’t join Xbox Game Pass when it launched, it might not be a priority for Microsoft.
As for PS Plus, Helldivers 2 might not be available right away, but it could be added later on. PlayStation often adds its own games to PS Plus after some time, so subscribers might get to play it eventually. While it’s not available right from the start, PS Plus subscribers could still look forward to playing the Helldivers sequel in the future.