The spiritual successor to Demon's Souls is only a couple weeks away, but that doesn't mean Atlus is ready to abandon the online servers for the award-winning RPG.

The publisher has confirmed that the online functionality for Demon's Souls will roll on into 2012, which is good news for all the hardcore players.

If you never tried Demon's Souls , the online portion really was quite unique. Players can leave behind messages to assist other players, and they can also team up to take on particularly difficult foes. You can expect more of that in Dark Souls , which has gone gold and will launch on October 4. But if you're still going through one of 2009's best, or you want to try it before starting on the second game (not that this year's title is a direct sequel), Atlus will keep those servers running. So take advantage!

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Oxvial
Oxvial
9 years ago

Atlus are my heroes of this gen.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

They will be mine if Persona 5 stays turn based.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

That's very kind of Atlus. I think they know Demons Souls sales will get a small spike around the release of Dark Souls.

Clamedeus
Clamedeus
9 years ago

I knew it! Some people didn't believe me that DS won't be shut down when Dark Souls releases. 😀


Last edited by Clamedeus on 9/22/2011 11:45:52 PM

PoopsMcGee
PoopsMcGee
9 years ago

You called it! Thanks for the info!

The impending shutdown had me sweating bullets. This is quite the relief 😉

Clamedeus
Clamedeus
9 years ago

No problem man! 😀

Ignitus
Ignitus
9 years ago

Good news. Though it's unfortunate PSN's need for developers to suport the online portion of their games.

I have mixed feelings about it.

I wish PSN could be like Xbox Live (Sans EA Games)in the sense that no developer has to mantain it and therefore you can play online with another friend even if you two are the only ones in that game's online universe at that time.

Yet again, PSN is free for online play while Xbox live is not, but it is sad to see some PS games losing the online portion after just 2 or 3 years after release or even maybe sooner.


Last edited by Ignitus on 9/23/2011 12:13:14 AM

Beamboom
Beamboom
9 years ago

What games has lost the online portion after 2-3 years? It's not that common, is it?

Ignitus
Ignitus
9 years ago

Sega's The Club and Alien vs Predator, Codemaster's GRID and DIRT, even SONY's Calling all Cars and Formula1.

Demon Soul's has been getting it's online life extended but unfortunately, the writing is on the wall too and the end is getting closer.

And yeah, it is not very common yet, unless it's a game from EA. My Fifa 09 is online dead too (But on EA's case the xbox versions are dead too).

Developers should make a patch available to enable p2p conections when they are about to kill the servers.

Underdog15
Underdog15
9 years ago

Ha! … Writing on the Wall! *ba dum chh*

get it? Demon Souls? Writing on the Wall?

*ahhhh…. ok. I'll go home now.

Ludicrous_Liam
Ludicrous_Liam
9 years ago

Don't forget your coat.

TheOldOne
TheOldOne
9 years ago

Demon's Souls is a masterpiece in my book. I would buy the second one even if I hadn't seen a screenshot yet (which I have, of course).

sirbob6
sirbob6
9 years ago

WOOT! Now if only they had some global shifts so one of my characters could get some of the white tendency items it would be perfect.