Petition seeking Dark Souls PC release nets over 50,000 signatures

Over 50,000 signatures have found their way on a petition asking Namco Bandai to bring From Software's Dark Souls to PC, while Namco Bandai responds to the forum post that started it all.

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A post on the Namco Bandai forums suggests that if demand was made public for a PC version of Dark Souls, the publisher would consider porting the game. "Now to make things happen, let's say the demand has to be properly done," the post read in response to the question of a possible PC version. "Someone to make a successful petition?"

At the time of reporting, more than 50,000 signatures have been obtained for the cause.

According to Rock, Paper, Shotgun, Namco Bandai representatives say the possibility amounts to little more than a "rumor" at this time. The company is not making any announcements regarding franchise's PC future.

Dark Souls runs on a version of the cross-platform PhyreEngine, which supports the PC along with consoles.

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    January 9, 2012 4:00 PM

    Xav de Matos posted a new article, Petition seeking Dark Souls PC release nets over 50,000 signatures.

    Over 50,000 signatures have found their way on a petition asking Namco Bandai to bring From Software's Dark Souls to PC, while Namco Bandai responds to the forum post that started it all.

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      January 9, 2012 4:13 PM

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      January 9, 2012 4:16 PM

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        January 9, 2012 4:18 PM

        I guess we'll soon find out...

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        January 9, 2012 5:18 PM

        Very rarely I wager, yet when it comes to something like this it does at least show the developer there's an interest where perhaps they haven't gone before (I'm pretty sure From Software's previous titles have all been console games)

        I'd be somewhat surprised if this works for Dark Souls, but maybe next time they're making a game like this they'll look harder into making a PC version as well.

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          January 9, 2012 5:31 PM

          Big Japanese developers generally don't make games for PC, aside from Square Enix doing Final Fantasy MMOs, and Capcom doing some console version releases on PC (Street Fighter 4; Racoon City is coming out on PC after the console releases). It's a bit of a cultural element, as there really wasn't a full variety of PC manufacturers in Japan, but it was apparently mostly dominated by the NEC PC-8801 and PC-9801. I remember stumbling over this in Wikipedia after checking out the entry for Policenauts after listening to Idle Thumbs 44.

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            January 9, 2012 10:43 PM

            they could just give it to a third party developer to port it over.

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            January 9, 2012 10:56 PM

            Falcom has put every Ys on PC (usually they're developed for PC first and then ported down to other systems) before Seven. Ys is HUGE in Japan.

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            January 9, 2012 11:41 PM

            I suspect that they fear the PC. "IT SO BIG AND POWERFUL!"

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      January 9, 2012 5:20 PM

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        January 9, 2012 5:21 PM

        You know very well that there aren't as much humans to sign this petitions. I call shenanigans.

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        January 9, 2012 5:58 PM

        I love darksouls, but the PVP was just unfathomable to me.

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      January 9, 2012 5:51 PM

      The real question is.. of the 50,000 people who signed the petition what percentage would pirate the game instead of buy it?

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        January 9, 2012 7:47 PM

        I would say it wouldn't be that many. People seem to really want this game on PC, and while yes, some people will pirate, more people (like myself) would purchase so fighting for the port in the first place wouldn't be in vain.

        But if people do pirate, hopefully they are good pirates who pay for their loot after its been proven worthy......

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        January 9, 2012 7:47 PM

        110%

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      January 9, 2012 8:11 PM

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      January 9, 2012 10:26 PM

      Online petitions would do a lot more if they collected money and held it in escrow for whatever cause

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        January 10, 2012 5:17 AM

        That's called kickstarter.com.

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          January 10, 2012 9:04 AM

          Kickstarter doesn't charge your card until the target amount is met. There is no long term escrow.

          Though, ThomW, you know there is something between petitions to buy things that don't exist yet and Kickstarter that could do well. You should make it.

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