Helldivers 2 and Ghost of Tsushima return to Steam in various regions after delisting, Sony PSN controversy

Helldivers 2 gameplay

What you need to know

  • After being removed from Steam in more than 170 countries around the world, Sony’s PlayStation Studios titles Helldivers 2 and Ghost of Tsushima are once again available on the platform in several regions.
  • Notably, these games have returned to Steam in American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands.
  • Both games have been removed from areas without access to Sony’s PlayStation Network (PSN), although the removal appears to be specifically incorrect in these five regions, as they are US territories where PSN is available. This appears to have been a step to correct that error.
  • Players have pushed Sony to make Helldivers 2 and Ghost of Tsushima widely available on Steam, as the former no longer requires linking a PSN account and the latter only requires it for a co-op multiplayer mode.

PC gamers playing PlayStation Studios titles Helldivers 2 and Ghost of Tsushima have been putting up quite a battle lately – and not against Terminid bugs or Mongol invaders. Instead, fans in more than 170 countries around the world have fought the decision to remove both games from Steam, as players in these regions cannot create a PlayStation Network (PSN) account and link it to the account they use. to use. Valve’s PC gaming platform.

The controversy has been going on since early May, but here’s a quick TL;DR: Player review bombed Helldivers 2 when Sony announced plans to reinstate a previously canceled PSN account requirement for the co-op shooter after it was sold in territories without PSN Access, which the PlayStation publisher dropped in response. However, before this happened, Helldivers 2 was removed from Steam in non-PSN countries. The PC release of Ghost of Tsushima also came shortly after, even though linking to a PSN account is only required to play the Legends co-op mode.

Players have been pushing for both games to be added back to Steam in these countries, as PSN is no longer required for Helldivers 2 and only for a small portion of Ghost of Tsushima. So far, both Sony and Valve have remained largely radio silent on the matter, although there is good news to share: both titles have been made available again in a handful of regions.

Ghost of Tsushima protagonist Jin Sakai. (Image credit: PlayStation Studios)

Specifically, as SteamDB data for Helldivers 2 and Ghost of Tsushima shows, both titles are once again available for purchase on Steam in American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands. If you live in one of these regions and were hoping to play either game on the platform, you should now be able to do so without any problems.

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