From Software has finally restored the online features and servers for Dark Souls 3 on PC. The studio made the announcement today while also confirming that it was actively working on restoring the servers for the PC versions of both Dark Souls and Dark Souls 2.
Back in January, From Software shut down the online servers for all three Dark Souls games on PC, largely due to pressing security issues. The servers remained offline for seven months and now it has finally been restored, at least for Dark Souls 3. Players can now enjoy PvP again with other players online.
Unfortunately, fans will have to wait a little bit longer for the online features and servers of Dark Souls and Dark Souls 2 to be fully restored, but From Software promised that it’s working on bringing them back online. In the meantime, Dark Souls 3 can now be played online again, which arguably has some of the best online PvP next to Dark Souls 2 and Elden Ring.
The Dark Souls trilogy was developed by From Software and released from 2011 to 2016. The first entry, especially, went on to define the entire Souls-like subgenre as plenty of its mechanics and gameplay elements would later influence other developers and games including Mortal Shell, Lords of the Fallen, Nioh, the upcoming Lies of P and numerous other titles.
Since then, From Software has went on to develop other acclaimed projects from Bloodborne and Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice to the most recent Elden Ring. All three Dark Souls titles are available on PC as well as PlayStation and Xbox consoles.
The news of Dark Souls 3 PC servers going back online has been met with a positive reception from the community, though some felt that the issues could’ve been addressed sooner. We can expect the servers to be fully restored for the first two games in the coming months.
Source: From Software