Wow, this is what happens when I read a news item and don't post it right away. It stays in my inbox marked as read and I kind of forget about it. Anyway...
Atlus has announced that they will continue server support for Demon's Souls
into the foreseeable future. Originally slated to be shut down at the end of this month, Atlus has also not ruled out the possibility of future extensions for the North American servers, which all depends on user activity and interest in the game. Basically, the more people get interested and play the game, the better chance the servers will stay open.
ATLUS TO EXTEND DEMON'S SOULS NORTH AMERICAN ONLINE SERVER SUPPORT
Publisher cancels plans to end server support at the end of May,
commits to sustain operation for the foreseeable future.
IRVINE, CA -- MAY 25, 2012 -- ATLUS, the video game brand of Index Digital Media, Inc., today announced an extension of the North American online servers for Demon's Souls™ for PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, the "Greatest Hits" hardcore multiplayer action RPG hailed as GameSpot's 2009 Game of the Year. Originally scheduled to be shut down at the end of the final hour of May 31, 2012, the servers will now continue to operate for the foreseeable future.
"We're incredibly excited to be able to announce that the Demon's Souls online experience will persist for a while longer," stated Tim Pivnicny, Vice President of Marketing and Sales. "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. For all the gamers who have yet to discover the game's amazing online experience, we're happy to say you can still log on and find out why Demon's Souls is still regarded by many as one of the finest games of all time."
ATLUS did not rule out the possibility of future extensions of the North American servers, provided user activity and interest remain constant.
Demon's Souls is out now at $19.99 MSRP for PlayStation 3 system as part of its prestigious "Greatest Hits" library. For more information, visit the game's official website (www.demons-souls.com).