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Demon's Souls Servers Shutting Down Next Month

No more ghosts.

Atlus has today confirmed that Demon’s Souls will see its servers shut down for good next month.

“With Demon’s Souls, gamers received a title of breathtaking scope and vision, a project built on experimental cooperative and competitive multiplayer concepts, offering users both direct and indirect methods of communication and interaction,” says a press release.

“It was of the utmost importance for us to sustain the game’s online experience as long as possible, even beyond the point at which sales could help to offset the expense. Regrettably, the online servers cannot be sustained forever and now the end draws near.”

I never finished the game, it was too hard. I’m too soft.

But I dealt with that Demon a long time ago.

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40 Comments
  1. blackredyellow
    Member
    Since: Mar 2009

    Like they say, it has to be shut down sooner or later, but it’s still a shame. A seriously great game that everyone should try.

    Also, the Platinum will become a lot harder once they are turned off!

    Comment posted on 11/04/2012 at 21:03.
    • Origami Killer
      Member
      Since: May 2010

      Try getting that Pure Bladestone by yourself! Impossible lol

      Comment posted on 11/04/2012 at 21:58.
      • blackredyellow
        Member
        Since: Mar 2009

        Yep, and the rest! Although I guess someone has to have done it.

        Comment posted on 11/04/2012 at 22:06.
      • Phizzy
        Member
        Since: Jun 2010

        I got the pure bladestone by myself, only took about twelve hours. Look how cool I am! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wWJOCZGpxt0#t=56s

        Comment posted on 12/04/2012 at 00:15.
      • blackredyellow
        Member
        Since: Mar 2009

        Serious dedication my friend, I hope you got the plat too…

        Comment posted on 12/04/2012 at 00:48.
      • Origami Killer
        Member
        Since: May 2010

        Great vid and nice one of getting it. I must have done that run at least 50 times and didn’t have the patience to do it any more.

        Comment posted on 12/04/2012 at 11:46.
      • MistaPita
        Member
        Since: Oct 2008

        Having gotten the Pure bladestone myself 3 times with an average time of about 2 hours of grinding I’d say it’s anything but impossible. The guy in the video uses a really stupid tactic. Once you beat the game and get the maidens soul you can just oneshot him from behind with soulsucker after taking out the reaper with arrows. It’s actually more of a grind getting the needed chunks, IMO.

        Comment posted on 12/04/2012 at 17:00.
      • Phizzy
        Member
        Since: Jun 2010

        Accidentally alerting the enemy wasn’t part of my tactic, and I did use Soulsucker. Just happened to alert him the one time I actually got the bladestone. If you got it consistently in two hours a time then you’re very lucky, but there are some people who’ve grinded for days and never got it at all. Random drops with a low chance and no absolute assurance are awful.

        Comment posted on 13/04/2012 at 12:55.
  2. morbo1993
    Member
    Since: Dec 2008

    An amazing game and one I wish could stay forever…

    I wish they could have implemented some sort of P2P system, with some sort of co-op functionality. I know it goes against the point of the multiplayer in the game, but it’s better to have that option than nothing at all

    Comment posted on 11/04/2012 at 21:06.
    • jikomanzoku
      Member
      Since: Jan 2010

      Great idea, some of those bosses are incredibly difficult to beat if you have their undivided attention.

      Comment posted on 12/04/2012 at 07:11.
  3. Kennykazey
    Member
    Since: Mar 2010

    Man, I was hoping they’d kee them open throughout the year, still haven’t had time to get Demons Souls… Well, atleast the game still works offline which is the most important part.

    Comment posted on 11/04/2012 at 21:09.
  4. Haydar
    Member
    Since: Mar 2012

    Just started bought and started the game and after an hour, i can say that this game has one of the greatest atmospheres ever made.

    Sanitarium maybe? Planescape Torment, so on…

    Comment posted on 11/04/2012 at 21:11.
    • blackredyellow
      Member
      Since: Mar 2009

      Good luck on your playthrough. You’re right, the atmosphere is awesome.

      Welcome to TSA!

      Comment posted on 11/04/2012 at 21:15.
  5. The Lone Steven
    Never heard of him.
    Since: May 2010

    Crid! This will mean that an already hard game will be near impossible to beat. *sees a copy of Demon Souls* STAY AWAY FROM ME! *grabs sword* :p

    I’m glad that they have let us know about this a month in advance unlike a certain other publisher. Seeing as the server costs can be quite expensive for a developer, i’m not surprised.

    Comment posted on 11/04/2012 at 21:28.
    • Origami Killer
      Member
      Since: May 2010

      Gets relatively easy once you are into it. Without a blue phantom to help you out on some early tough bosses the game is verging on impossible now though once the servers go down.

      Comment posted on 11/04/2012 at 22:00.
      • blackredyellow
        Member
        Since: Mar 2009

        I never once had a blue phantom to help me out so it can be done!

        Comment posted on 11/04/2012 at 22:07.
      • Origami Killer
        Member
        Since: May 2010

        Show off -_- ;)

        Comment posted on 11/04/2012 at 23:54.
      • yogdog
        Member
        Since: Feb 2010

        Neither did I :D

        Comment posted on 12/04/2012 at 00:55.
      • jikomanzoku
        Member
        Since: Jan 2010

        Try as I might I absolutely had to get help for Penetrator – you’s are definitely better gamers than I – hats off

        Comment posted on 12/04/2012 at 07:15.
      • Origami Killer
        Member
        Since: May 2010

        I actually believe it was yogdog you killed the penetrator for me, while I was standing in the corner eating my dinner :P

        Comment posted on 12/04/2012 at 11:47.
      • gideon1451
        Member
        Since: Nov 2009

        Oo, I killed The Penetrator with no problem at all, & no phantoms! :)

        Comment posted on 12/04/2012 at 15:49.
      • jikomanzoku
        Member
        Since: Jan 2010

        Go on, rub it in ;)

        Comment posted on 12/04/2012 at 16:06.
  6. jbni
    Member
    Since: Apr 2010

    On a similar note, I see that Dark Souls has been announced for PC, with extra bosses etc in a ‘Prepare to Die’ edition. It’s released on August 24th in the US: http://preparetodie.com/uk/

    Comment posted on 11/04/2012 at 21:32.
    • jbni
      Member
      Since: Apr 2010

      Here’s the video also for your viewing pleasure:

      http://www.youtube.com/v/WlVBVKAFFg4

      Comment posted on 11/04/2012 at 21:36.
      • blackredyellow
        Member
        Since: Mar 2009

        It’s on the front page dude :)

        Comment posted on 11/04/2012 at 21:40.
      • jbni
        Member
        Since: Apr 2010

        Yeah, realised that after posting this ‘scoop’.

        Doh!

        Comment posted on 12/04/2012 at 00:58.
  7. Origami Killer
    Member
    Since: May 2010

    Fantastic game :) shame to see servers shut down but had to happen. Luckily got the plat on this and its my favourite game this gen. Will get to work on Dark Souls this summer.

    Comment posted on 11/04/2012 at 21:56.
    • jikomanzoku
      Member
      Since: Jan 2010

      Lemme know when you do, I need to revisit this soon and fancy putting together a magic character rather than a knuckle dragging smashy man so I’d be up for organising some co-op if ya fancy?

      Comment posted on 12/04/2012 at 07:17.
      • Origami Killer
        Member
        Since: May 2010

        Suree thing. I am a knuckle dragging smashy man though ;)

        Comment posted on 12/04/2012 at 11:48.
      • Origami Killer
        Member
        Since: May 2010

        add storm48 btw

        Comment posted on 12/04/2012 at 11:49.
      • jikomanzoku
        Member
        Since: Jan 2010

        gotta love whalloping stuff, I’ll add ya shortly mate

        Comment posted on 12/04/2012 at 14:58.
  8. MadBoJangles
    Member
    Since: Nov 2009

    Gutted :(

    Comment posted on 11/04/2012 at 22:44.
  9. Vandix
    Member
    Since: Mar 2009

    Well, as Altus is the USA publisher and not the EU publisher it would probably be for US servers only. I hope Namco wil keep them running for the EU for a while.

    Comment posted on 11/04/2012 at 22:47.
    • jikomanzoku
      Member
      Since: Jan 2010

      An awful lot of Uk Demon’s Souls players (myself included) imported it as it looked for a long time like it wouldn’t get a UK release. Still, it worked out at about 20p an hour for one of the best gaming experiences this gen, so I certainly had my moneys worth :)

      Comment posted on 12/04/2012 at 07:22.
      • MadBoJangles
        Member
        Since: Nov 2009

        Agreed. I did the same.
        Plus the Deluxe Edition is worth a fair bit of moolah on ebay still too :)

        Comment posted on 12/04/2012 at 07:52.
  10. cnutard
    Member
    Since: Apr 2011

    damn, my lovefilm sub runs out next month too. Guess I’ll just have to play demon souls instead of any of my rented titles in order to obtain that plat. This will be difficult.

    Comment posted on 11/04/2012 at 23:30.

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