portal PC gamer received an official response from the Japanese studio FromSoftware regarding the belated return of the online services of the Dark Souls series to work on PC.
Recall that in January Bandai Namco shut down the servers of the PC versions of three Dark Souls due to a vulnerability that allowed remote code execution on someone else’s computer. Online services were promised to start again after the release of Elden Ring.
As a result, users of the Dark Souls trilogy have been sitting on PC without multiplayer for four months and have received virtually no encouraging signals: except that in early May, a Bandai Namco representative assured that work was ongoing.
FromSoftware has now confirmed that they are still working on a solution: “We plan to gradually restore online services for each game. The Dark Souls 3 servers will start once we have completed the necessary steps to resolve the issue.”.
PC Gamer saw a separate mention of Dark Souls 3 indicating that multiplayer will get back to work first. After all, it’s the newest of the games in the series and the most popular at the moment.
“We will share more information once we finalize the recovery plan. [работы серверов]. We want to thank all our players for their patience and understanding.”— reported in FromSoftware.
The date of the restoration work is not specified. Elden Ring is not threatened by the vulnerability found in Dark Souls: Bandai Namco and FromSoftware have provided the necessary protective measures on all target platforms.