Helldivers 2 developer Arrowhead Game Studios hires new CEO

May 22, 2024 by No Comments

According to A new post Helldivers 2 developer Arrowhead Game Studios has appointed Shams Zorjani as its new CEO, from Johan Pilstedt.

Following this change in leadership, Pilestedt confirmed that they are “taking on the role of Chief Creative Officer”. As a result, they plan to “spend more time with the team and 100% of my focus on the games and the community.”

In a report By GamesIndustry.biz Today, Pilestedt explained the decision to hire a new CEO. They explained that “I was too drawn to the business side of things and couldn’t focus as much on the creative side.”

Pilestedt says “I have to follow my heart,” and “Having a reluctant CEO is not a very good thing, I think.”

“What I bring to the table is organization and leadership,” Zorjani said, citing their experience with Paradox.

Although Helldivers 2 recently faced a lot of backlash over its PSN updates, the team was quick to respond. Ultimately, the game garnered over 200,000 positive reviews in a single day after the devs quickly responded to fan criticism.

Helldivers 2 continues to perform exceptionally well, as Arrowhead’s new CEO joins the team. A recent financial report revealed that Helldivers 2 sold over 12 million units in just 12 weeks.

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