The lights are on
ATLUS said today it's extending the North American online servers for Demon's Souls. The game was originally going offline at the end of this month. No specific time table has been set, but ATLUS said the servers will be left on for the "foreseeable future."
"We're incredibly excited to be able to announce that the Demon's Souls online experience will persist for a while longer," stated Tim Pivnicny, Vice President of Marketing and Sales at ATLUS. "While it originally seemed as though it would be unfeasible for us to continue to sustain the servers, a number of developments have made it possible for us to continue to invest in and support our fans as they have continued to invest in and support us and Demon's Souls.
"For all the gamers who have yet to discover the game's amazing online experience, we're happy to say you can still log on and find out why Demon's Souls is still regarded by many as one of the finest games of all time."
ATLUS won't rule out the possibility of future extensions of the North American servers, provided user activity and interest remain constant, the publisher said.
I think I may cry I'm so excited.
I'll just wait for Dark Souls to come out on PC
Sigh of relief.
Awesome news! Thanks Atlus :D
I haven't gotten this game yet, but it's good to know I can try the multiplayer when I get it
i have had demon souls forever and still havent beat it lol. dark souls im new game ++.
Just got this game a week ago. It is a must have, and I'm really glad Atlus has decided to keep the online going. It came in real handy just today when I had to defeat the first boss! :D
good news. i just bought it yesterday. but i have the eu version so i hope those will keep running too i want to finish the game before it dies.
sweet, i'll come back right after i finish dragon age 2
AWESOME!!!! Still to kick some old school A%#!
Maybe now I should finally check this out, eh...there's always tomorrow.
This is awesome news!
makes we wanna jump back into it again!
I am pretty close to beating it (I think) so I am really glad the servers are extended. Not sure if ATLUS keeps threatening to turn off the servers just to draw attention to the game. If so, it seems to be working. The experience is better with the online component so take advantage of the extension while you can.
I would like to see a GI podcast dedicated to revisiting Demon Souls. In particular, I would like to hear opinions of when you cross the line with this game (or any game) toward cheating. I have had to use a lot of web assist such as Wikidot and YouTube to beat this game. These tools are similar to referencing a strategy book. Even when I knew what I was supposed to do, I still died 20-50 times just trying to master the techniqes. I have also exploited glitches a couple of times although I wasn't seeking them out and most of them I figured out myself during game play.
Great game and one of the few I have interest in replaying to collect all the weapon trophies and continuing to level up.
Awesome! I might get good use out of my recently-earned Red-Eye Stone after all!
wow this is wonderful news from ATLUS happy to hear it
Cool. But for people who sold the game, thinking that the servers would be offline, (me), it kind of sucks.
I just realized it wasn't closed today, bout to pop it in!!