Arrowhead Games Aims to Be Next FromSoftware or Blizzard
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Arrowhead Games Aims to Be Next FromSoftware or Blizzard

Nathan Lees
Nathan Lees

Arrowhead, the developer behind the massively successful Helldivers 2, has set its sights on becoming the next Blizzard or FromSoftware. In a recent interview with GamesIndustry.biz, former CEO Johan Pilestedt and new CEO Shams Jorjani expressed their grand ambition to elevate the studio to the level of industry giants.

Pilestedt emphasized Arrowhead's commitment to remaining an independent studio, stating, "We pride ourselves on being an independent studio. We have to see what the future holds, but there’s nothing in the plans where we want to be acquired by somebody. I want to see how high we can fly." With Jorjani onboard, the studio believes it has the potential to achieve the status of Blizzard or FromSoftware.

Jorjani echoed this sentiment, highlighting Arrowhead's goal of creating exceptional co-op games. He envisions Arrowhead as a flagship studio where developers aspire to work, akin to Blizzard in their eyes. The success of Helldivers 2, which sold a staggering 8 million copies within weeks, has positioned Arrowhead for significant growth.

Despite this success, Arrowhead remains focused on "measured growth" and has no intentions of going public. Pilestedt emphasized that the studio's primary motivation is not monetary gain but rather the desire to create outstanding games. This dedication to quality is at the core of Arrowhead's ethos.

However, along with the success of Helldivers 2, Arrowhead has also faced challenges. The game's popularity has brought a wave of toxicity, with the studio having to address threats and rude behavior from some members of the community. In response, Arrowhead has committed to taking more time with patches to maintain the high standard of quality that players deserve.


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