Demon's Souls servers extended again

Its servers scheduled to shut down at the end of this month, Demon's Souls has gotten a reprieve. ATLUS has announced the servers will stay up indefinitely.

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Its servers were scheduled to shut down at the end of this month, but Demon's Souls has gotten a reprieve. Publisher Atlus has announced that the servers for the PS3 action game will continue to operate "indefinitely."

"We're incredibly excited to be able to announce that the Demon's Souls online experience will persist for a while longer," Tim Pivnicny, marketing and sales VP at Atlus, said in a release. "While it originally seemed as though it would be unfeasible for us to continue to sustain the servers, a number of developments have made it possible for us to continue to invest in and support our fans as they have continued to invest in and support us and Demon's Souls."

The company did not rule out future extensions if the interest remains high in the game. The servers were originally supposed to shut down in October 2011.

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    May 25, 2012 1:30 PM

    John Keefer posted a new article, Demon's Souls servers extended again.

    Its servers scheduled to shut down at the end of this month, Demon's Souls has gotten a reprieve. ATLUS has announced the servers will stay up indefinitely.

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      May 25, 2012 1:32 PM

      Yes! I bought a PS3 and DS last month.

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      May 25, 2012 1:33 PM

      huh, pretty cool!

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      May 25, 2012 1:50 PM

      Demon's Souls HD coming to PS3/XBox 360/Wii U/PC.

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      May 25, 2012 1:54 PM

      Yay! That's great news.

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      May 25, 2012 3:20 PM

      Awesome. Thanks Atlus :D

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      May 25, 2012 5:56 PM

      Awesome! I just started playing this last night because of the server shutdown. Holy crap is this game insanely hard. I rolled a Royalty class and watched a ton of youtube vids just to get the gameplay basics down. So much fun... but definitely not for wussies.

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        May 26, 2012 10:00 AM

        Don't look up too much going forward. The game becomes easier as you come to grips with the combat and world mechanics: your player experience is at least as important as your character's. If you look up too much, you'll spoil a lot of the fun.

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          May 26, 2012 2:55 PM

          cool... thanks for the help! such a great game...

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          May 26, 2012 10:24 PM

          Yea it was super hard the first time b/c of all the surprises, but you get used to it and grow to predict them. Every playthrough becomes more technically challenging though, and the pvp is fun :P

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      May 25, 2012 6:20 PM

      oh wow, I may still buy it!

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      May 26, 2012 7:15 PM

      Seems something like dlc would help fund the servers

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      May 26, 2012 10:22 PM

      yahoo! I bought the game only last month at the news, and I'm glad I'll get more time to play it. Atlus rocks!!!