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Is Helldivers 2 coming to Xbox?

A soldier in silhouette in Helldivers 2.
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Helldivers 2 was a massive hit right out of the gate for developer Arrowhead Game Studios, and the game’s popularity has only grown since its release in February of this year. Shedding the top-down perspective of the first Helldivers, this cooperative third-person shooter took the world by surprise by being equally hilarious, fun, and challenging. It demands everyone work together to overcome massive hordes of bugs while also dealing with the fact that one player’s slipup could derail the whole mission in the most humorous fashion. It’s a total riot, and it’s not hard to see why.

However, players on Xbox haven’t had an opportunity to join in on the fun, as the game is only available on PlayStation 5 and PC. Since so many modern games have timed exclusivity, you may be wondering if that’s the case for Helldivers 2, and we’ve got the answer for you below.

Will Helldivers 2 ever come to Xbox?

It’s very unlikely that Helldivers 2 will ever come to Xbox consoles. The primary reason for this is that Helldivers 2 is published by Sony Computer Entertainment, which is a direct competitor to Microsoft. Sony is known for being very protective of IPs and brands, meaning the company tends to keep its published games off of competing consoles.

As of right now, there has been no mention of Sony potentially changing course, but anything is possible — especially in an ever-evolving industry. Still, we wouldn’t suggest holding your breath for Helldivers 2 to make its way to any other platforms. As such, you’ll need to play Helldivers 2 on PS5 or PC if you want to squash giant bugs with your pals.

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