Developer From Software has confirmed that its “in the process” of restoring Dark Souls PC servers after 4 months of being offline. The servers were previously shut down in January following a serious security issue, with publisher Bandai Namco assuring players that they would be restored after the release of Elden Ring.
In a recent statement to PC Gamer, From Software confirmed that Dark Souls PC servers were actively being worked on, planning to restore each server progressively starting with Dark Souls 3. The servers for Dark Souls 1, Dark Souls Remastered, Dark Souls 2 and Dark Souls 3 were all shut down in January.
The PC servers being offline is still the center of many jokes among the Dark Souls PC community, with some comparing it to the “hollowing” experience of waiting for Elden Ring news during the game’s drought. Despite being gone for 4 months, it’s good to see From Software now working to finally restore the servers so PC players can have access to multiplayer once again.
The full statement provided to PC Gamer reads:
“We are currently in the process of restoring the online servers for the Dark Souls series on PC. We plan to restore online service for each game progressively, bringing back servers for Dark Souls 3 once we complete the necessary work to correct the problem.
We will provide additional updates as soon as the restoration schedule is finalised. We want to thank all our players for your patience and understanding as we work to fix this issue.”
The servers were shut down with the discovery of a severe remote code execution (RCE) vulnerability, which basically allowed hackers to directly take control of other players’ PCs. The vulnerability is also likely to be in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice too, but there’s allegedly no way to trigger it.
Unfortunately (or in this case, fortunately), Sony has yet to bring Bloodborne to PC.
Source: PC Gamer