Games should “earn the right to monetise”, says Helldivers 2 director

Helldivers 2 creative director and Arrowhead CEO Johan Pilestedt believes games should “earn the right to monetise”, adding that whilst players are welcome to “support this title” by buying microtransactions, Arrowhead is “never forcing anyone to do so”.

The comments come in an X/Twitter thread in which Pilestedt responded to a tweet in which a player pointed out that super credits can be earned just by “playing the damn game”.

“We really applied ourselves to not make it [pay-to-win] even though items are functionally different,” Pilestedt said (thanks, PCGN). “The only item that’s [pay-to-win] is the revolver – which will win you any ‘cool gun’ competition.

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