Will Helldivers 2 Come to Xbox Consoles?

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Helldivers 2, the hugely popular four-player cooperative third-person shooter, is currently exclusive to PlayStation and PC platforms.

With Xbox opening up more of its first-party titles like HI-FI Rush, Grounded, and Sea of Thieves to Sony’s PlayStation, there has been speculation that Helldivers 2 could also make its way to Xbox consoles.

However, at this time, there has been no official announcement of Helldivers 2 coming to Xbox.

Sony Still Focused on the PlayStation Ecosystem

While Sony has become more open to releasing games on PC with God of War and Spider-Man, the company is still fiercely committed to prioritizing its own PlayStation ecosystem.

Massive hits like Helldivers 2 are system sellers that Sony leverages to boost PlayStation console sales.

Porting these exclusives to other platforms (in just 1 or 2 months after lunch) diminishes that competitive advantage.

So even as Sony cautiously dips its toes into PC releases, expecting flagship PlayStation titles like Helldivers 2 to come to its biggest competitor – Xbox may be wishful thinking.

Cross-Play Brings Gamers Together

However, the gaming landscape is evolving.

Cross-play capabilities and franchises like Call of Duty uniting gamers across platforms have shown that exclusivity is not always the answer.

Microsoft has wholeheartedly embraced this vision of breaking down walls with releases like Minecraft and Sea of Thieves.

Xbox Game Pass’s phenomenal success has also challenged old assumptions about platform exclusivity.

PlayStation-Xbox Cooperation A Hopeful Sign

When Microsoft announced that future Call of Duty games would remain on PlayStation for several more years following the Activision acquisition, it signaled a willingness to cooperate across platform lines.

And Sony porting Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection to PC shows they are open to new avenues too.

If this spirit of collaboration continues with offerings like PlayStation bringing titles to Xbox Game Pass, Helldivers 2 on Xbox could absolutely be in the cards down the road.

For now, check out the best alternatives for Helldivers 2 on Xbox:

  • Remnant 2
  • Warhammer: Darktide
  • The Division 2
  • Back 4 Blood
  • Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands Next Level Edition
  • Borderlands 3 Next Level Edition
  • Aliens: Fireteam Elite
  • Rainbow Six Extraction
  • Outriders

Source: Insider Gaming


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