The Developer of Dark Souls Issues an Update on the Return to Online Play
For Souls fans, it’s been a difficult year. The online co-op was ended when publisher Bandai Namco and FromSoftware pulled servers for Dark Souls Remastered, Dark Souls 2 & Dark Souls 3.
This was in response to a security flaw that allowed hackers to cause permanent damage to your computer. The aforementioned games were listed on Steam as single-player several months later. This led many to fear that the end of co-op play was near. This could change, good friends.
FromSoftware initially teased that coop play would be back after the release Elden Ring. Elden Ring is a huge cultural phenomenon. I don’t think it needs me to tell Dark Souls that Dark Souls’ Co-op has not returned.
FromSoftware has spoken out for the first time since servers were removed. They confirmed that co-op is being restored and are in process of doing so. It won’t be gone forever.
Despite this, we don’t know the exact date. FromSoftware stated in a statement to PC Gamer that they were currently working on restoring the Dark Souls online servers.
After completing the necessary repairs, they added that they would restore online service for each of the games progressively. They also plan to bring back servers for Dark Souls3. Once the restoration schedule has been finalised, we will send you more updates. As we fix this problem, we want to thank all of our players for their patience and understanding. This is great news. This is good news.