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Demon's Souls To Remain Online in North America

And there was much rejoicing.

Just when we thought we couldn’t get any more deader, Atlus comes out with an announcement that will have Demon’s Souls fans rejoicing.  The publisher, who had previously stated that the game’s servers would be going offline at the end of the month has pulled a 180 and declared that North American server support will instead “continue to operate for the foreseeable future.”

“While it originally seemed as though it would be unfeasible for us to continue to sustain the servers,” said Tim Pivincny, Vice President of sales, “a number of developments have made it possible for us to continue to invest in and support our fans as they have continue to invest in and support us and Demon’s Souls.”

This is certainly good news for players still trekking through the game or have put off playing Dark Souls because they hadn’t played “the original” yet.

The company has also not ruled out the possibility that they could extend the game’s online life even longer than “the foreseeable future,” however long that may be.

Press Release


ATLUS TO EXTEND DEMON'S SOULS NORTH AMERICAN ONLINE SERVER SUPPORT

Publisher cancels plans to end server support at the end of May,
commits to sustain operation for the foreseeable future.

IRVINE, CA -- MAY 25, 2012 -- ATLUS, the video game brand of Index Digital Media, Inc., today announced an extension of the North American online servers for Demon's Souls™ for PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, the "Greatest Hits" hardcore multiplayer action RPG hailed as GameSpot's 2009 Game of the Year. Originally scheduled to be shut down at the end of the final hour of May 31, 2012, the servers will now continue to operate for the foreseeable future.

"We're incredibly excited to be able to announce that the Demon's Souls online experience will persist for a while longer," stated Tim Pivnicny, Vice President of Marketing and Sales. "While it originally seemed as though it would be unfeasible for us to continue to sustain the servers, a number of developments have made it possible for us to continue to invest in and support our fans as they have continued to invest in and support us and Demon's Souls. For all the gamers who have yet to discover the game's amazing online experience, we're happy to say you can still log on and find out why Demon's Souls is still regarded by many as one of the finest games of all time."

ATLUS did not rule out the possibility of future extensions of the North American servers, provided user activity and interest remain constant.

Demon's Souls is out now at $19.99 MSRP for PlayStation 3 system as part of its prestigious "Greatest Hits" library. For more information, visit the game's official website (www.demons-souls.com).


 

Comments

Julian Titus Senior Editor

05/25/2012 at 04:02 PM

This is fantastic news! I plan on going back to this game soon, and I was sad that the servers were supposed to be down when I get back from vacation.

Esteban Cuevas Staff Alumnus

05/25/2012 at 06:47 PM

I need a PS3 so I can get in on some of this Demon's Souls goodness!

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ATLUS TO EXTEND DEMON'S SOULS NORTH AMERICAN ONLINE SERVER SUPPORT

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