Atlus is pleased to announce today that the online support for Demon’s Souls, exclusively on the PlayStation 3, will continue until next year.
why kill off online anyway?alot of owners like the feature
I agree, why would they pull the plug on online support. That could be why some people bought it.
Because it costs money.
nah its free lik air....seriously why some people ask these type of questions? On other side it feels a bit too soon
They should keep it up until they make another game atleast. Bungie only took down H2 a few months ago. Cod 4 is still up. Demons souls hasn't been out nearly long enough to cut off.(especially since that's one of it's selling points/best things about it)
Seriously? I think that a perfectly valid question. Don't be a douche. @briefcase joe, it also cost sony money for you to play online on PSN, based on your logic it'll be gone by the wayside soon also. Right?
Looks like there doing a "EA games" to us
Just make demons souls 2!
True, but that ain't gonna stop people from playing the first one; you have 10 different classes which means 10 different ways of playing it; and since it's long as a mugha-fugga, people are more apt to play it again and again.
The 10 starting classes are just starting classes and equipment. You can make any of them into anything as you go. So you can play it as many ways as you can think of.
pixelsword: Demon's Souls long? you can beat the whole game in a few hours, very short for an RPG. that is of course IF you know what you're doing. i beat the game 20 times and some playthroughs were like 5-7 hours, and i wasn't even rushing. it has five worlds, each has only 2-3 levels plus a boss "level". and all of those levels can be beaten in 10-15 minutes, some much faster. it's still the best game ever though :) i've put over a 1000 hours into it because the multiplayer is so incredible.
The terms of agreement when you went online said that Atlus was only going to keep the servers up for 6 months. Of coure it sold waaay better than anticipated. Of course this only applies to the US copies of the game. Any die hard can import an asian copy thta is in English and will continue to have online under the Sony banner. Atlus only runs the EU and US copies.
wrong my friend bandai does the eu version and that 1 will probably go to 2012 hopefully even longer man im happy i got the eu version this trully is a great package
I platted this'!
I usually use Gamefaqs message board as a way on how to measure the activity of the community of a game. Funny enough, Demon's Souls is still in top 10 of Gamefaqs message board after all this time. Kinda sad though that it will only be supported until next year. Edit I think that it's way to early for Atlus to announce this. I mean, let's be honest here, it hasn't even been three years. Come on.
I would be playing it every day if it had voice chat. Thats why I haven't bothered with it much cause I wanna play this game with a friend, and I was gonna wait for cross game chat. I cant believe Im seeing this right now? This is a huge mistake.
Heres a funny fact. When I was playing it, I used xbox live chat to play with my friends. Whatever works right?
killing offline would end many sales so gd call
I assume you mean online right?
My first playthrough I played purely offline, and my second playthrough was completely online. Yes the online experience made the game so much better, but let's not think for a second that the game sucks offline. Demon's Souls is a masterpiece both offline and online.
Sony really need to pull the finger out and get it on their own servers.
for the first time i completely agree with you. this game is amazing, and letting the online die would be criminal.
hopefully this means that Demon's Souls 2 is going to be announced at TGS'10
the one what made the game was form software and sony pubed it.
Well then From Software needs to get on with a sequal already. xD
. Maybe not until Demon's Souls 2, I think......... It's also one of the fastest growing game on message board (especially on GAMEFAQS, since I also a GAMEFAQS user). From the moment the NA version released, Demon's Souls board jumped into 40.000+ threads. Equally more / less the same amount with Final Fantasy XIII PS3 board.
Demon'S souls is prolly one of the best games on the PS3. Glad to see the game getting support
This is actually good and sad news at the same time. The fact that they are even thinking of killing it saddens me. I guess I better start playing some more to get my fill of the game again.
shoot dude, they were going to pull online six months after the game came out according to the online agreement; I'm just glad I got a chance to play it online. That game re-defined online for me. all of the interactivity but no direct communication. Genius.
Yeah that was pretty awesome. I know a lot of people were complaining about it, but I actually loved it. I think another game Mindjack is going to do a similar set up, but very weary of that title at the moment. Until then Demon's Souls is the best.
I jump in about once a week for some Black Phantom action. Blueblood Sword FTW!!!
nuu Blessed Mariden Hammer+5 ftw
Shiny me! Sparkly me! Almost pissed my pants.
Dragon Knight Sword 5+ ftw.... not the best weapon but it got me tru the hardest of bosses fighs. Also Great Sword 7+ for the 2nd win :)
mehh, you can't handle my dual uchigatana kombos. Sharp Uchigatana +5 and Moon Uchigatana +5 for the motherfuckin' win.
Sharp+5 anything with a 100 dex character is fun time.
All that ever happened to me was having some random guy show up, stab me and disappear.
it was probably me :p
...definitely me. I was dressed as a condescending little worm.
Probably better to wait for the sequel then. Atleast then it'll be on Sony servers.
Some1 please help me understand ...how much do these servers cost...I paid $60 and so did a million ppl...you do that math i play sometimes just to invade as a black phantom..battles are epic...so is it really expensive to run these servers ?????
They didn't sell that much. More than expected, though. And that's why they can offer that support. Atlus is a small publisher, though. Not sure if they reached 1M, a couple of 100k in the US. It released in Europe just recently.
million ppl? lol it didnt sell that much bro, unfortunately
I just started playing last week. Great game, glad they extend the online feature.
Good.. it'll allow more pvp fights.
I've not played it for a while due to Read Dead Redemption But now i've finished Red Dead i'm getting straight back to Demon Slayin in the Morn !!
GOD..i hope there is a sequel to this first class rpg..HANDS
this is why I like LAN support and splitscreen the most.
yes this game is amazing !, that said don't think you can jump into my world in the game and think you're badass cause i will get you. lol!!!!!!
When the hell does the game do it's first save? I've been through the first stage now all the way past the first dragon until you pull a handle down and see something flying and then tragically fell down a flight of stairs. It took me a long while to get there, then bam back at the beginning.
Saves constantly for stats, no checkpoints in levels though. Really, the only saves seem to be for defeating "bosses", in so far as the boss is no longer there and you can progress further.
you can unlock shortcuts in many levels. they're basically the checkpoints.
Thats in 5 months...
August, September, October, November, December, January, February, March. That's 8 months. Still completely terrible.
i was going to pick this game up for $40 but online support will end in a year? fuck that noise
& hurry up I'm hungry for more!!! Demons Souls 2 a must buy for all
i'll forgive them, they're not exactly a filthy rich publisher so i understand if they can't keep the servers running forever. go have fun while you still can, and those who haven't bought this magnificent game yet, now is the time!!! oh and please, Sony & From Software, show us Demon's Souls 2 at TGS10. thanks.
Always played it as a good soul, now its time to play as a baddy
Is the game seriously as good as everyone claims it to be?
i need to get back into this game.. other games distracted me but i still have so much to do
I'm MAD addicted to Demon's Souls right now.
This is very disappointing. The online features were the only reasons I bought Demon's Souls. I would have just borrowed it otherwise. I had no idea it would be cut off after only two years. Isn't there a way to keep it alive, somehow? It was only released in America in October of 2009. That's terrible. & if they cut it off in March, that's actually less than 2 years...
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