Posted Wed May 21, 2014 at 11:04 AM PDT by Brian Hoss
The ongoing fate of the PC version of concern for fans.
With 'Dark Souls II' out in the hands of fans and providing endless hours of strenuous entertainment, there are some questions about the PC version of the first 'Dark Souls.' 'Dark Souls' on the PC utilizes Microsoft's unpopular Games For Window Live service for managing save files and achievements, but thankfully not DLC as the PC version already includes the 'Prepare to Die' DLC. With that service set to end on July 1st, several popular games have already excised the GFWL aspect through updates. As for 'Dark Souls,' here's the word from Bandai Namco.
"With the release of Dark Souls II, many players have been asking questions about the continued support of Dark Souls I. We thoroughly appreciate the dedicated fans who are adventuring through Lordran (maybe for the first time!) and we’d like to clarify a few points:"
"Dark Souls will remain fully functional on GFWL for the foreseeable future."
"BANDAI NAMCO Games is currently seeking avenues to continue support and ensure the functionality of Dark Souls on other services. We will have more news and updates to share on this in the coming months."
And so, while there isn't a definitive solution, the publisher has acknowledged the situation and seems committed to making sure players will be able to play the game now and into the future. The move is reminiscent of the server support for the preceding title, 'Demon's Souls.'
Source: Bandai Namco
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