Helldivers 2: Did they Community Manager get Fired after all?

It seems that Arrowhead Game Studios tried in vain to keep the community manager under the name of Spitz, because now we hear that he has lost the position, so Sony might have had the last word…


About a week ago, Spitz encouraged everyone on Discord to speak out against Sony’s plan to make PlayStation Network accounts mandatory for Helldivers 2 (ignoring the fact that this is not possible everywhere) and then link them to your Steam account. Many AAA games may require an external account (especially on PC, so you may need additional accounts other than Steam or Epic Games Launcher…), but what thwarted Sony here was the inability to create a PSN registration in many parts of the world, which also stopped sales for a short time.

Spitz first wrote on Discord after his disappearance over the weekend that it appeared he had been fired, which isn’t entirely true, but he has now changed his tune: “In general, it’s not a good idea to tell people to get a refund and leave negative reviews when you’re a community manager. I learned that today. I appreciate all the support, and I appreciate even more that everyone can play the game again without restrictions. I knew I was taking a risk with what I said about refunds and changing reviews. I stand by it.

It was my job to represent the community, and that’s what I did. I wanted to work for Arrowhead because they’re my favorite studio of all time. I got that chance. I’m grateful for that opportunity. I would love to continue working for them if I had the choice, but that’s not up to me or anybody else here. I can walk away happy and I don’t want anyone to cause trouble for me, especially people I still have a lot of love and respect for,” Spitz wrote.

The public has responded. They started a petition on change.org to reinstate Spitz as Arrowhead’s community manager, and it already has almost six thousand signatures. If they can get the numbers there, Sony (since it was likely their request to fire him…) will probably back down here as well.

Source: WCCFTech, GameRant, Change.org

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