Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition PC servers will not be ported back, it has been announced.
The servers, which have been down for some time, will not be revived due to an “aging system,” according to a tweet from the official Dark Souls account.
The servers for the PC version of Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin (DX11) have been reactivated, however, and the online features for the base version of Dark Souls II for PC (DX9) will be reintroduced at a later date.
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According to the official tweet, “work on the restoration of online services for the PC version of Dark Souls Remastered is still underway,” although no time frame was given for their return.
The PvP servers for the PC versions of Dark Souls: Remastered, Dark Souls 2 and Dark Souls 3 were disabled in January following the discovery of a severe remote code execution vulnerability that reportedly allowed abusers to take control of other players’ computers.
The Dark Souls 3 PC servers were finally brought back online at the end of August.
Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition, which was released in 2012, is the PC port of the first game, which was widely criticized for poor optimization, non-adjustable resolution and limited frame rates.
Fans modified the game to alleviate most of these problems, and in 2018, a Remastered version of the game was released on PC, becoming the definitive version of the first game in the series.
While the online services for the Prepare to Die Edition will not return, there are no plans to stop selling the game, and a further tweet from the Dark Souls account says that all save data will be unaffected by this end of service.