Demon's Souls is one of those experiences that greatly benefits from online servers, simply because the game blends the single-player experience with the multiplayer.
And the good news is that despite being up for over a year, Atlus has no plans to take down the online servers for the game. According to their latest press release, the publisher has extended support for Demon's Souls and will continue to maintain the online servers through its second anniversary. Said Aram Jabbari, Atlus Manager of PR and Sales:
"We've said it before and we'll say it again. We will support the online servers for Demon's Souls as long as we possibly can, and we'll be as transparent about the entire process as possible, hence us constantly updating folks as to what to expect. That said, we're starting to think…the servers may have taken on a bit of a… life of their own. Have you played the game? It's not just one of the most brilliant roleplaying games ever made; it's darn challenging, too. It's starting to feel like even if we wanted to, we couldn't shut things down. Honestly, we're more worried the servers will shut us down than the other way around."
You just have to appreciate the sense of humor. So few press releases these days have fun with the content. Anyway, in addition to the extended server time, Atlus is planning a Pure White World Tendency event, which will begin on December 20 and run through the New Year. It will "allow newcomers their best chance to ease into the treacherous, brutally addicting world of Boletaria while also offering hardcore gamers access to the many secrets and otherwise inaccessible paths unlocked by the tendency shift."
Demon's Souls fans ought to be plenty satisfied.