Bandai Namco Games, the publisher of "Dark Souls 2," provided an updated regarding the server support for the original "Dark Souls" video game on the PC. According to a report from The Escapist Magazine on May 20, a representative of the publisher admitted that are a lot players are asking about what will happen to the online multiplayer of the first game in the series. The same individual went on to confirm that the software product should remain completely functional using the Games for Windows Live service for the foreseeable future.
The company is also looking for alternate services in order to keep the servers alive for "Dark Souls." More details will be revealed in the next couple months ahead in regards to a potential patch. According to Polygon, the aforementioned Games for Windows Live may be shutting down on July 1. The online service first launched in 2007 and has not been received well by PC players due to various issues over the past years.
The inclusion of Games for Windows Live is one of many missteps that plagued the PC version of "Dark Souls," which was released in 2012, around a year later than the console iterations. From Software also did not optimize the visuals for the open-action role-playing game on computers. A mod had to be released by a fan in order bump up the resolution of the software product as a result.
For "Dark Souls 2," the development team decided to put more effort towards the PC version. As a result, the second game in the series came out on computers on April 24, more than a month after it was released for the PS3 and Xbox 360. Along with the improved visuals, the sequel also dropped the Games for Windows Live support. A screen of the recently-released game from the European Facebook page of the publisher can be viewed near the top side of this article.