Demon’s Souls North American Server Support Extended for Foreseeable Future


If you recall, back in April, we told you about Demon’s Souls servers being shut down this month. However, due to complaints from fans, the servers will be kept up for the foreseeable future. Atlus’ VP of Marketing and Sales, Tim Pivnicny, had this to say:

“We’re incredibly excited to be able to announce that the Demon’s Souls online experience will persist for a while longer. 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.”

This means, if you had not picked this up and wanted to be able to play the title online, the server shutdown will not be a problem. Check after the jump for the whole 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).


Written by: Jay - Community Manager / Editor-In-Chief


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  1. #1 by wolfkin on May 26th, 2012 [ 6633 Points ]

    whew… i’m so happy i may open it next week.

  2. #2 by pedrolabate on May 31st, 2012 [ 39949 Points ]

    This is awesome! I’d hate to see Demon’s Souls go.

    I think the online portion of the game is still better then Dark Souls, so fun killing people with a lvl 1 character ;p


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