Demon's Souls Servers to Run Throughout 2012
Just because Dark Souls is approaching its launch on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 here in North America doesn't mean Atlus is going to ignore the game's predecessor. According to the company, online servers for Demon's Souls will be extended through 2012. This is excellent news for gamers who haven't played the game ... umm ... such as myself.
The big news came straight from Atlus' PR rep. "While it comes as a significant cost to us, and although it has been over two years since the game revolutionized the notion of multiplayer and online functionality, our commitment to the game and the fans that turned it into an incredible success remains as strong as ever," said Atlus Manager of Sales and PR Aram Jabbari. "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."
Jabbari went on to say that gamers who missed out on Demon's Souls should definitely check it considering the fact that the online integration will still be running for some time. "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," he said. "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."
Hear that? If you haven't played Demon's Souls because you think the servers are going to be shut down and you won't get the original experience, there's no time like the present. So what say you and I head out to our local video game retailer and finally snag a copy of Demon's Souls?