Since the revelation of a remote-code weakness, the Windows services of the Dark Souls franchise have been down for over 4 months, meaning that there is no multiplayer PvP or PvE in such titles. Are there any plans to re-introduce multiplayer gaming for Dark Souls and its subsequent games? Despite Bandai Namco’s lack of reaction, there was a brief progress report this morning.
According to a statement from FromSoftware to PC Gamer published today, programmers are actively working on reinstating the Dark Souls franchise’ multiplayer services and hope to “return cooperative matchmaking for each title incrementally, resurrecting the services for Dark Souls III after we finish the required work.”
The Developers Said-
In response to an inquiry, a FromSoftware representative said, “We will offer more details once the recovery plan is completed.” To all of our gamers, we say, “Thank you for bearing with us as we strive to resolve this problem.”
PvP servers for Dark Souls 3, Dark Souls 2, and Dark Souls: Remastered have been temporarily deactivated to allow the team to investigate recent reports of an issue with online services.
Servers for Dark Souls: PtDE will join them shortly.
We apologize for this inconvenience.
— Dark Souls (@DarkSoulsGame) January 23, 2022
How It All Began
Since Elden Ring pulled in so many first-time FromSoft gamers, I assume numerous gamers are anxious to explore the producer’s other action RPGs to replace the Lands Between-sized void in their chests following playing 2022’s blockbuster title.
Dark Souls III’s different Covenant player positions have made network gaming a dynamic element of the franchise. My other Mound-Makers tell me that I’m correct. Even though Elden Ring is — and rightly should be — the first concern, it’s been heartbreaking to consider that the services may never resurface for the whole Dark Souls trio on Windows. We’ll just have to wait for now.
Even if the information of the day doesn’t give me much hope, I still need to hear it. If you’re eager, you may nonetheless enjoy Dark Souls and its successors in PvP and PvE on PlayStation and Xbox consoles.