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Submitted by Valay 1877d ago | news

Demon's Souls online servers extended again

Atlus U.S.A., Inc. today again extended support for its award-winning hardcore multiplayer action RPG Demon’s Souls™ for PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, committing to maintain the servers responsible for the game’s groundbreaking online interactivity to its second anniversary. (Demon's Souls, PS3)

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bigmacmuncher  +   1877d ago
I love me some Demon's souls :D
Christopher  +   1877d ago
Sony should incorporate the servers into their own infrastructure to keep them going. I can definitely see the extended costs to a company like Atlus, but for Sony it would be but a fraction of their current usage.

Normally I wouldn't say this, but the multiplayer system in Demon's Souls is unique and should be expanded upon in other games.
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captain-obvious  +   1877d ago
those servers should go on for life
soundslike  +   1877d ago
and after-life :D
I_find_it_funny  +   1877d ago
will the game be playable after servers go down, I never played it :/
ThanatosDMC  +   1877d ago
What i dont understand is why they're having problems keeping them up. The Asian servers are perfectly healthy. I imported the chinese version which was full english.
Christopher  +   1877d ago
*** will the game be playable after servers go down, I never played it :/ ***

Yes, completely except for the fact that you won't be able to play with others. So, you'll need to take on those bosses on your own, but it's completely doable and much more of a thrill to do so.
beavis4play  +   1877d ago
if the servers go i'd miss seeing all the other players running around - that's so cool.
nix  +   1877d ago
omg.. i remember the grinding, the fear, the soul farming, the tension, the frustation, the joy, the elation, the triumph. n that went for 80 days. phew!

i got this game around the same time as UC2 but spent more time on it than UC2. i'm guessing everyone did that!
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HolyOrangeCows  +   1877d ago
I started playing pretty recently, so I'm glad. I want to complete it before the servers go down....the online features really add to the experience.
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Information Minister  +   1877d ago
If Sony picked up the servers for Demon's Souls, that would send a powerful message to the real gamers (the ones who were gaming before all this waggle silliness). You don't have to spend hundreds of millions on advertising, in hopes of getting good publicity and feedback.
gamingdroid  +   1877d ago
This is sort of ridiculous that the server have to keep getting extended. Clearly there is a large community of people playing otherwise, Atlus wouldn't have to extend it.

This game was barely released a year ago on October 6, 2009. If it did shut down as planned, this would go down in history as the fastest shutting down game server in history of console gaming.

I'm glad they didn't though!
DigitalAnalog  +   1877d ago
It's people like you, that the reason why Demon's Souls are finally get recognized and was localized for the US.

From my understanding, the HK version is the same as the Japanese version therefore it is Japan Studio who's hosting the servers as opposed to Atlus why the servers are still up.

Regardless, since I live in HK I can purchase the HK version if the Atlus ones go down.

-End of Line
MEsoJD  +   1877d ago
Black-Helghast  +   1877d ago
Yay! My favorite RPG! :D
Chug  +   1877d ago
The ONLY thing I regret about buying Demon's Souls is....that I opted not to get the deluxe edition :(
PLAYWATCH  +   1877d ago
I need to resume my play with Demon Soul now that I have time. I could not stop playing this game but had to stop for school. This is a special game that I must revisit and finish.

QUESTION!! How do you play Coop with a friend? I also played with online function enabled but never saw how I could play with a friend.
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King-Leonidas  +   1877d ago
whew thank Zeus! Cant play the game without hints... i suck...
Hardbladestone  +   1877d ago
they should never take that server down
frjoethesecond  +   1877d ago
From a purely business perspective it doesn't make sense. Unless they continue supporting the game with paid DLC to pay the cost.
coldfoot  +   1877d ago
And many would buy the DLC
Who wouldn't want more worlds?
frjoethesecond  +   1877d ago
I want new worlds. Land of the giants. I'd pay €20 just for that.
AKA  +   1877d ago
sony should buy the main mind that create DS from ''from software '' and help them to open a new first party studio and let them focus on DS2,3 ...
outwar6010  +   1877d ago
so wait its only up for 2 or 3 months at most. I m selling my copy asap this game is a bitch without help
RIP_Weazel  +   1877d ago
Wuss. Grind through the pain dude!
Shazz  +   1877d ago
Don't sell it dude this is a game that should be in every single rpg lovers collection forever. YouTube is your friend also lol
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beavis4play  +   1877d ago
it's a game i'll be keeping forever!
nix  +   1877d ago
don't forget wiki. i was on it all the time.
outwar6010  +   1877d ago
lolz i played it 1.3 times i think thats all the self ownage i can withstand
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VenomProject  +   1877d ago
*polishes Demon's Souls platinum*

Ahh, how I remember the days of trekking through those hellish dungeons...Good times, good times.

I need to start playing again, right after some Uncharted 2 multiplayer. :D
StarScream4Ever  +   1877d ago
*Stare at trophy walls*

Wish I got a Demon's Souls Plat. :'(
BlackTar187  +   1877d ago
this is a game i missed and regret every time its brought up.

i need to just buy it an dplay it someday when i have time.
nix  +   1877d ago
buckle up buddy! DO IT NOW! u wont regret it.
himdeel  +   1877d ago
DS is $14 on Amazon right now :)
BlackTar187  +   1877d ago

excellent find i just bought it. I like to think i play all the good ones so this one has been bugging for days. Im about to get a 10day break from work maybe ill nerd out on it over the vacation.

Great find thanks
SSKILLZ  +   1877d ago
buy it !!!!!
Dark-Cloud4  +   1877d ago
same here , every time i have the money my brother say to me it doesn't worth it ( he don't like rpg ) he tell me to buy another game he choose , it's ok with me because he know what's good or not but it seems he's wrong about this one ... i still see this as a normal game , i dunno , i only saw videos , i see alots of people saying it's a great game but i trust people and bought games like mass effict 2 - fallout and other games that i regret it now , i really dunno ... this isps3 esxlusive and all ps3 exclusive gamesare good at there time but it have been a year since it rleased so maybe if i played it nnow it won't be good because i already played better game ...
Blaine  +   1877d ago
Got Demon's Souls plat too. It's looking great next to my shiny new MAG plat! XD
Trroy  +   1877d ago
Dang. You are hardcore, sir.
King-Leonidas  +   1877d ago
You´re pretty good!
Blaine  +   1877d ago
Out of my 10, they're the two I'm proudest of. :)
SnakeMustDie  +   1877d ago
This is good news. They at least need to maintain the server until they released Project Dark. People need to experience a hardcore game like this.
Immortal321  +   1877d ago
I was just playing some demon souls
i started a new game
himdeel  +   1877d ago
I had to start a new game myself after my last PS3 died but it's just that good I didn't hesitate starting again :)
Shazz  +   1877d ago
Hopefully Sony will step in and keep the servers live as this game is so unique and amazing it should be kept that way cmon Sony , also I would love some demon souls avatars and themes
catguykyou  +   1877d ago
Ugh, while I love dedicated servers when it's available, this is why games should offer both p2p and dedicated servers. In this case, p2p would have let this game go indefinitely.
frjoethesecond  +   1877d ago
Would p2p work on a game like this? Maybe for the PVP but not for the hints I think.
UCMEandICU  +   1877d ago
p2p for a game like this would suck big time. You need decent connection speeds and a server that helps keep everything equal.

If not the lagg will be frustrating as hell. Watching a player in PvP running towards you and you readying for the fight only to be cut down and greeted with *you've been slain* screen would make people rip their hair out.

Instead of advocating for p2p, why not demand that your games should all have a dedicated server base and make these developers find a way to make gaming even better? Why settle for crumbs all the time and be grateful for it?
catguykyou  +   1877d ago
Well in this case, you settling for nothing as these servers are going down.

I didn't say no dedicated servers. I said offer both. If you think all P2P set ups are as bad as you described then you don't realize that the majority of games, even on the PS3 are P2P.

If Demon Souls offered both, then maybe in this situation, it wouldn't be as good as dedicated servers but at least you could still play online. Instead of them just shutting the online component down, they would switch it to the other option. Everyone wins.
fossilfern  +   1877d ago
Iv only finally gotten round to playing this and iv had it since it came out here in Europe, amazing game love it!
shadow2797  +   1877d ago
Good, because I just bought it. Haha.
soundslike  +   1877d ago
Couldn't be happier.
Just bought this game, as I haven't had my ps3 long, and can't stop playing it.

Although I had to stop playing late last night at the Jail of Hope because it made me want to slash my wrists and repent my sins simultaneously.

"ding dingggggg"

"oohhhhhhhhhh OHHHHHHH"

"dingg dingggg"

I love how the opera singing vendor is matching the pitch of the mindflayer's bells (alternating between the root and the sixth, for those who care). So perfect. Whoever did the sound design for this game deserves lots of recognition and money.
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visualb  +   1877d ago
I hope they keep them. Still need to play my game =(
AssassinHD  +   1877d ago
I wish they would do a Pure Black World Tendency instead.
Der_Kommandant  +   1877d ago
Best X-Mas Gift Ever!
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negroguy  +   1877d ago
If they would just make another world or 2 for DLC im sure people would buy it. I believe this game at least tripled the sales they were initially expecting so they would definitely make some money with DLC.
BannedForNineYears  +   1877d ago
Waaaaait! Keep it up until I actually don't want to play the game......AKA NEVERRRRRRRR!! O_O
I think maybe 90 more playthroughs, and I'll be good....Oh wait, that's just for one class.......
I wish more developers would follow what Demon's Souls has done.
I would definitely put it on the top 5 most innovative games this decade along with HL 2 and LBP....And Portal.
Malebaria  +   1877d ago
Hope you never die,my dear Demon's Souls.
UNLOADEAD  +   1877d ago
Demon's Soul's FTW!!
BabyTownFrolics  +   1877d ago
this is great news
thesithfreak  +   1877d ago
this is great. i play this co-op with a friend almost every night. i don't need white world tendency, they need to give a white character tendency event.
ocnkng  +   1877d ago
I believe Demon's souls is such an incredible game because it actually might be true. I mean there might be a hellish world like that out there, or better, soon our world might become like that, and all that is foretold in this legend that is Demon's Souls
HeartDisease  +   1877d ago
i expected the servers to be extended and the official announcement is good to see! atlus comes thru for their fans yet again. /bow
LordMe  +   1877d ago
This server needs to live forever! The game was amazing!
kramun  +   1877d ago
The day the servers go down for this game will make it only half the game it is. It's an excellent game even without the unique online side to it, but a lot of the fun and what makes it so special is the way online is implemented. I hope they keep the servers going until the next generation of consoles.

I feel sorry for any gamer that buys it when it's not supported online anymore. Which means if you haven't played it, go and get it now!
PLAYWATCH  +   1877d ago
I need to resume my play with Demon Soul now that I have time. I could not stop playing this game but had to stop for school. This is a special game that I must revisit and finish.

Question. How do you play Coop with a friend? I also played with online function enabled but never saw how I could play with a friend.
FGHFGHFGH  +   1877d ago
use the black soulstone man =)
make sure he's in the same world as you
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trainsinrdr  +   1877d ago
damnit does anyone have anything bad to say about this game
i want to get it but i know its copy locked to the system and a character building game that cant be copied of a system that is inevitable to hardrive failure is just dumb
Shuklar  +   1877d ago
Why live life when you're confined to the shell of a human that is inevitable to die?
Shuklar  +   1877d ago
Just make the game capable of P2P connection. They would only need to remove the message and blood ghost features. Maybe black phantoms too.
clearelite  +   1877d ago
bubbles+ well said skuklar
I just wanted to comment in order to express my love for this game. Thank you for keeping the servers up. I lost my saved data when i formatted my ps3 hard drive, so i cant play NG+ yet, and have to start all over.

-@trans, etc. LoL, there is absolutely no reason to not buy this game. These excuses sound very silly. I would pay $100 dollars for this game even if the servers were already down. That's how good it is.

Edit: I am happy you are interested though. This is a game you shouldn't be on the fence about. Just go pick it up, listen to what we are all saying about this game.
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