From Software Addresses Dark Souls 2 Downgrade Claims

March 19, 2014Written by Jason Dunning


Dark Souls 2 may be doing very well both critically and in number of player deaths, but there has been a little controversy surrounding the title, with people alleging that the final retail has seen a downgrade since earlier preview builds of the game.

Addressing these concerns about a possible downgrade in Dark Souls 2 is a spokesperson from From Software, who told MCV:

Throughout the game development process, a game is constantly being balanced not only in game playability, but also in the realm of resource management.

A developer is always challenged with creating the most rewarding gaming experience while delivering continuity in graphical quality, gameplay dynamics, and balance within the game. The final version of Dark Souls II displays the culmination of this delicate balance and we’re very proud of the positive media and fan reception for the game.

It’s not exactly the clear-cut answer you’d expect, but it does seem they acknowledge that some things have changed from early builds to the final build.

Do you have any concerns about the graphics in Dark Souls 2? Or are you more concerned about not dying? Let us know in the comments below.