Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition is well and truly dead, though.
FromSoftware and Bandai Namco brought the PC servers for Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin back online The revival comes after nine months of downtime. All online and PvP features for the game have now been restored for PC players, although today’s restoration only applies to the DirectX 11 version of the game. Those playing the DirectX 9 version of the base Dark Souls 2 game will have to wait a little longer for full online functionality to work again.
In more news, while it’s good news for those playing Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First SinFromSoftware also revealed that it will not bring Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition back to life The original version of the Dark Souls game will apparently die in terms of online play. According to a tweet shared earlier today, this is due to the fact that the game was released in 2012 and therefore its online functionality cannot be restored “due to an aging system”.
The team also confirmed that they are working to restore online services for the PC version of Dark Souls Remastered, so at least there is some light at the end of the tunnel for those who own that version of the title. When exactly gamers can expect to see these services resurrected, however, is anyone’s guess. Given the length of time it takes for the Dark Souls 2 and Dark Souls 3 servers should be fixed, it might still be a few more months, but we’ll have to wait and see.
It’s been a bit of a rocky ride for PC gamers from the Dark Souls games At the beginning of this year FromSoftware finally managed to bring the PC servers for Dark Souls 3 back online, after seven months of the game being offline. The game had to be shut down completely in January after a security issue in the game’s code meant players’ PC access was vulnerable to potential external hacks and exploits. After a lot of work, the servers were restored in August, but it seems that there has been a lot of additional work with the Dark Souls PC servers for the other games in the popular franchise.
Although it is sad to see the original Dark Souls game ends like this, it’s probably not that surprising since the title is now over a decade old and has an arguably more popular and playable remaster. Anyway, this is some good news for players of Dark Souls 2many of whom will be able to jump back into their online games after waiting a full nine months.