'Demon's Souls' Servers Will Shut Down Next Year
Demon's Souls fans are getting ready to say goodbye to the game's servers more than eight years after its release. Atlus says it's shutting the servers down on February 28th. The game will remain fully playable, but online functionality will stop working. This includes the in-game messaging, player death locations, and World Tendency features.
"Countless players have enjoyed Demon’s Souls and the functionality it introduced to players when such things were rarer," Atlus writes in a farewell post. "If you’ve played the game then you understand the feeling of dying multiple times in the span of 10 minutes or dealing with a boss fight so difficult that it took you a week just to figure out the best way to attack. The unforgiving nature of the game has provided countless enjoyable moments of frustration and anger, but also the elation felt from beating something so challenging. This difficulty and grit helped pave the way for even more punishing games such as its spiritual successor Dark Souls, the 2017 hit Nioh, and the landmark PS4 title, Bloodborne."