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Dark Souls’ Original PC Version Goes Offline Permanently

FromSoftware has announced that Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition’s PC servers have gone completely offline, but the remastered version will still be restored.

Also confirming that Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin’s PC servers are back online after 10 months, FromSoftware said in a tweet (below) that the original Dark Souls infrastructure is currently unable to support it. Said it was too old.

“We have determined that the PC version of Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition, released in 2012, cannot support online services due to the aging of the system.”We apologize for the long wait. Thank you for your understanding.”

The Prepare to Die Edition was the first PC release of the game, coming out almost a year after the first console version.

Dark Souls: Remastered will eventually work again, but a serious exploit (allowing other players to take over your PC) caused all three games to go offline in January It’s still unclear when exactly FromSoftware will restore the server after it’s gone.

Since then, FromSoftware has released incremental updates and restored Dark Souls 3 servers in August. Now that the servers for Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin are back online, FromSoftware’s attention should turn to restoring Dark Souls: Remastered, but either focus on this first or the basic version of Dark Souls 2. It is unclear whether the focus will be on

The first exploit happened just a month before the developers released Elden Ring, so fans looking forward to the game were worried that it would affect the multiplayer component. Thankfully, Elden Ring launched without major hiccups and was an incredible success.

After the notorious Dark Souls hackers showed up in Elden Ring, shoving illegal items into players’ inventories, and getting banned, several hacking issues had to be dealt with. ‘s underwear was also used to ban other players for trolling.

Ryan Dinsdale is an IGN freelancer. He talks about witchers all day long.

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