Demon's Souls to stay online for at least one more year
- Posted July 21st, 2010 at 23:35 EDT by Adam Dolge
- 27 Comments
Demon’s Souls was one of last year’s hidden gems on the PlayStation 3. We loved it, other critics loved it, gamers in America loved it, and now we can all continue to love it for at least another year.
Atlus U.S.A. today announced that it will continue supporting servers for online play for Demon’s Souls through at least March 2011.
"We are proud to maintain our commitment to the Demon's Souls online community by extending our support for the game's servers, allowing current and new players to continue to enjoy the game's vast online feature set," stated Aram Jabbari, Manager of PR and Sales for Atlus. "One of the highest-rated, most talked about games of all time, Demon's Souls is defined by its groundbreaking online functionality. No other game better marries suspenseful, claustrophobic solitude with unprecedented cooperative and competitive multiplayer connectivity. Each game world, each individual's adventure, can be bridged with those of others', making for one of the most startlingly grand yet deeply intimate RPG experiences ever created."
To celebrate today’s announcement, the game server’s World Tendency will change to Pure White for a couple of weeks, essentially making the game slightly easier for newcomers while giving us veterans a chance to reach otherwise inaccessible areas and items.
- 7:07pm EDT - July 21st, 2010
thats fake they should give you the choice of pure white or pure black, gotta waste more soul stones to get it back to pure black now!
- 7:48pm EDT - July 21st, 2010
This game is awesome but so frickin' difficult. I don't have the time or patience at this point in my life to pursue it any further. I completed it the first time through and enjoyed it, but it's time to move on.
- 8:04pm EDT - July 21st, 2010
NOOOOOOO!!!!! I almost beat every boss with help, this game was so damn hard. They better have demon souls 2 coming out when these servers go down.
- 8:15pm EDT - July 21st, 2010
@1: Or you can just play offline.
- 8:19pm EDT - July 21st, 2010
Well if the servers die, hopefully DS 2 comes out before then.
- 8:27pm EDT - July 21st, 2010
That's awesome news. I just hope that people continue to play online. I never see any blue signs, or any phantoms break into my game, and I'm alive.
It's cool that they're changing the world tendency. I already did the events for both world and character tendency in white and black mind you. That reminds me, they set world tendency to pure black on Hallowe'en. I wonder if they'll do that again this year?
- 9:29pm EDT - July 21st, 2010
They should keep it up until the game just doesn't sell anymore
- 9:48pm EDT - July 21st, 2010
This game is crap. It's not hard at all. It just has stupid instant death traps that you have to look out for. I never found hard, in fact it was borring. Demon's Souls isn't hard, its CHEAP. Big f***ing difference.
- 11:10pm EDT - July 21st, 2010
demon's souls was one of the most refressing games i have played in a while. Im glad they are keeping the servers up. I like playing it every once and a while still
- 11:13pm EDT - July 21st, 2010
Umm... isn't the game's whole gameplay ideals based around online? ... ... I find this more shocking that if someone bought a PS3 a year from now and was interested in teh game may be jilted with not having the online portion of the game. It's not like FPS X who thrown online in just for giggles, the whole idea of what makes this game awesome.... is online related! WHY IN THE HE LL WOULD THEY EVEN CONSIDER DROPPING SERVERS SO QUICK IN IT'S LIFECYCLE?
- 11:25pm EDT - July 21st, 2010
awww i never even considered they might take the game offline. just like when the recession took that company that makes the elevator music. you just dont think of these things =/
- 12:54am EDT - July 22nd, 2010
make lan patch ffs then
- 1:19am EDT - July 22nd, 2010
Here's to hoping that Demon's Souls 2 is at least announced by then.
- 3:02am EDT - July 22nd, 2010
Hope there will be another Demon Soul cause I have to say this is one of the best games I have played. Just got the Black eye stone so I'm invading people all roads.
- 7:16am EDT - July 22nd, 2010
Can someone give me a list of all pure white only events? I know of the Dragon Smasher - but thats, sadly, all I know about. ><
@3, the've EXTENDED the servers - they were gonne be off "6 months after release".. they prtty much extended it almost a year. :P
- 8:48am EDT - July 22nd, 2010
@8 We all have opinions, but yours suck, so go watch cartoons and eat sugary cereal before I spank you.
@1 Just commit suicide in a level for your black tendency.
I am glad I had one complete play through before the shift towards white tendency, that way I got to witness the real Demon's Souls. Players will be in for a surprise during NG+, when the NPC's and bosses are 40% harder, and the WT is no longer white! A lot of crying then! I love DS, DS2 will be a day one purchase. Everyone else can get facepalmed.
- 1:11pm EDT - July 22nd, 2010
- 3:19pm EDT - July 22nd, 2010
I cant wait for the second one to come out! I would love to have an area where you can get together with friends and pick out weapons and armor before setting out on missions, and a lot more levels...i sold my game after beating it twice and playing online for a while, it was a great game but not worth playing over and over again unfortunately.
- 3:50pm EDT - July 22nd, 2010
Soo what happens when the server is shutdown, no more online play?
Sorry but if that's the case that is very very poor. I bought the Chinese version and the UK Collectors to play online.
PS3 has many more years left in it yet. Why shut it down?
I know it must cost money but come on.
- 4:00pm EDT - July 22nd, 2010
@8 dude shut up. It maybe cheap but that's what makes it hard genius. Why do you even comment on something if you can't say anything about the servers staying up? That's stupid.
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