Sony Interactive Entertainment announced today that FromSoftware’s highly-praised 2009 action-RPG, Demon’s Souls, will soon have its servers brought down.
Demon’s Souls – Server Closure
Following SIE’s server closure announcement for Demon’s Souls in Japan, publishers Atlus and Bandai Namco have announced that servers for both North American and European regions will also come to a close on February 28, 2018.
With the staff at Atlus sharing their heartfelt farewells in a blog post describing their fondest memories and frustrations with Demon’s Souls.
After 9 years of recurring deaths and frustrations, but just as many triumphs of dedication, Demon's Souls online servers will terminate on 28th February 2018. Play online one last time, and share with us your best #DemonsSouls moment! pic.twitter.com/gCWThbVMQN
— Bandai Namco UK (@BandaiNamcoUK) November 27, 2017
We wish a fond farewell to the Demon's Souls servers. Our staff reflects on the good (and frustrating) times in our latest blog post. https://t.co/0w1ZUTbkAQ
— Atlus U.S.A., Inc. (@AtlusUSA) November 27, 2017
It’s worth noting that the game can still be played offline, but with just the absence of its online services, meaning no more tense and exciting invasions, deceptive and helpful messages and bloodstains littered throughout the levels.
And for those without the Monk’s Head Collar in their inventories, now is a really good opportunity to obtain it as you only have up until early next year to do so.
The online component for the game that kicked off the Souls franchise, will come to an end on February 28, 2018 at 17:00 JST in Japan.
Once the service ends, players will no longer have access to these features:
- Online Multiplayer (Co-Op & Invasions)
- Writing & Reading Player Messages
- Other Players’ Bloodstains (Replaying a player’s last moments)
- Roaming Phantoms
- Browsing the Leaderboard Rankings
And as for servers in North America and Europe, there has been no word from either Atlus or Bandai Namco, who published Demon’s Souls for their respective regions.
Demon’s Souls is now available, exclusively on the PlayStation 3.
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