From Software’s award winning RPG for the PlayStation 3, Demon’s Souls was supposed to go offline on October 11, 2011. However, thanks to the games immense popularity, the game’s publisher, Atlus, has decided to keep the online server’s running through 2012. This should provide excellent news for those of you who love Demon’s Souls, but cannot get your hands on its spiritual successor, Dark Souls, which comes out on October 4.
“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,” Atlus PR man Aram Jabbari told Eurogamer.
Atlus acknowledges that at some point the servers will have to come down, but luckily, since that will happen at some point in 2012, by then gamers can move on to a new challenge in Dark Souls. All in all, this is a great move for Atlus, as Demon’s Souls is still one of the most popular games. This is also a great move for me, as it now gives me time to pick Demon’s Souls up and finally play through it for myself and not just at a friend’s place.