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Dark Souls PC Players Will Be Able To Transfer Data To Steam In November

by Mike Futter on Oct 20, 2014 at 04:01 PM

If you’ve been sitting on a copy of Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition on PC, you might have noticed some problems thanks to the defunct Games for Windows Live. There’s good news, as Bandai Namco has announced it will be porting everything over to Steam.

During November, you’ll be able to use your Games for Windows Live token to redeem a copy on Steam. During the transfer period, you’ll be able to move your characters and progress over to the new platform.

If you miss the pilot window, you’ll still be able to get your Steam copy. However, you may miss out on moving your data over. Dates have yet to be announced for the migration period, but we’ll update you as soon as we know more.

[Source: Bandai Namco via Polygon]


Our Take
Microsoft says that it continues to support Games for Windows Live, but developers continue to flee the platform. Between it and the death of the Gamespy matchmaking service, it’s been a costly year for publishers and developers. It’s good to see games rescued from wilting platforms and continue to have a life via other means. 

As for Dark Souls: Prepare to Die, the community improved that game with a patch. It would be great to see Bandai Namco take the opportunity to improve the PC version of this title with already proven and widely adopted upgrades like DSfix.