FromSoftware has announced that the online services for Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition will remain offline indefinitely.
Nine months ago, the player-versus-player (PvP) servers for Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition, Dark Souls 2 and Dark Souls 3 were taken offline after a vulnerability was discovered. Dark Souls 3 was the first to come back, coming back to life two months ago (before reversing briefly a month later).
FromSoftware has now announced the return of online jobs to Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin. However, this is only for the DX11 version of the game. The original DX9 base game will restore its online features “at a later time”.
Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition, the first installment in the series that will hit your PC, will never be back online. The tweet From the Dark Souls account, “We have determined that we will not be able to support online services for the PC version of Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition released in 2012,” she continues, “We apologize for the long wait and ask for your understanding.”
As for Dark Souls Remastered, A Tweet follow He stated, “Work is still in progress to restore online services for the PC version of Dark Souls Remastered, and we’ll let you know when it returns. Your patience and understanding are greatly appreciated.”
While the shutdown of online services in the pre-release version of the original Dark Souls is likely to affect quite a few players, it’s worth noting that Prepare to Die currently has a more extensive mod catalog than the mod.
The indefinite end of online services in Prepare to Die will not affect players’ ability to play offline or their existing characters and save files.
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