The original PC version of Dark Souls goes offline permanently

FromSoftware has announced that the PC servers for Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition have been permanently taken offline, although the remastered version is still being reinstated.

Also confirming that Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin’s PC servers are back online after ten months, FromSoftware said in a tweet (below) that the infrastructure of the original Dark Souls is simply too old to get used to right now. supported.

“We have determined that due to an outdated system, we are unable to support online services for the PC version of Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition, which was released in 2012. “We apologize for the long wait and ask for your understanding in this issue.”

The Prepare to Die Edition was the original PC release for the game, which launched nearly a year after the original console editions.

Our sincere thanks to the people who have been playing Dark Souls since its launch.

— Dark Souls (@DarkSoulsGame) October 25, 2022

Dark Souls: Remastered will eventually work again, though it’s still unclear exactly when FromSoftware will restore its servers after a serious exploit – allowing other players to take over the user’s PC – resulted in all three games being taken offline in January. .

FromSoftware has since released incremental updates and restored the Dark Souls 3 servers in August. With Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin’s servers back online, FromSoftware’s focus should be on restoring Dark Souls: Remastered, though it’s unclear whether it will focus on this or the base version of Dark Souls 2 first. .

Online services are still being restored for the PC version of Dark Souls Remastered and we’ll let you know when they return.

Your patience and understanding is highly appreciated.

— Dark Souls (@DarkSoulsGame) October 25, 2022

Since the original exploit came about just a month before the developer released Elden Ring, fans looking forward to the game feared it would affect its multiplayer components. Fortunately, however, Elden Ring was able to take off without any major problems and became an unbelievable success.

However, it faced some hacking issues, after an infamous Dark Souls hacker appeared in Elden Ring and forced illegal items into players’ inventory, getting them banned. Stranger still, the game’s secret underwear was also used by trolls to banish other players.

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