Demon’s Souls Servers Extended into 2012
With the sequel Dark Souls just around the corner, one wouldn’t have been surprised if Atlus had announced that online support for Demon’s Souls was cancelled. However the publisher went a complete opposite direction, announcing that the company has extended Demon’s Souls’ online servers into 2012.
Demon’s Souls took the gaming world by storm two years ago when it released, bringing a new meaning to the word “hard”. Manager of PR and Sales at Atlus, Aram Jabbari, had the following to say:
While it comes at significant cost to us and although it has been over two years since the game revolutionized the notion of multiplayer and online functionality in an RPG. Our commitment to the game and the fans that turned it into an incredible success remains as strong as ever. While the reality is that one day the servers will ultimately close due to operation and maintenance costs, that day is not today, nor will it be this year. We’re excited to continue to support one of the most significant, influential games in recent memory into its third year, and we’re planning to hold more tendency events for our loyal, beloved fans. If you’ve been waiting to try Demon’s Souls or held off with concern that it was too late to join in, the truth is that there’s never been a better time to see what all the talk and awards are all about.
Dark Souls was released in Japan on September 22nd, and will be released for PlayStation 3 and 360 on October 4th in North America and on October 7th in Europe.