|Demon's Souls servers remain on for another year|
|Posted: 23.09.2011 18:25 by JonahFalcon||Comments: 1|
Atlus has announced that they will be keeping online server support for the PlayStation 3 action-RPG Demon's Souls for another year, after earlier in the year warning that they would be ceasing it. This comes as the spiritual successor Dark Souls will be released in the next few weeks for PS3 and Xbox 360.
The game completely relies on online functionality for gameplay, as other players aid each other virtually, despite not playing together.
"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," commented Aram Jabbari, Manager of PR and Sales at Atlus, "Our commitment to the game and the fans that turned it into an incredible success remains as strong as ever. 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. 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. 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."
If that weren't enough, Atlus has also revealed plans for Pure White and Pure Black World Tendency events for the holiday season, the details of which would be disclosed at a later date.