It looks like the PC servers for the Dark Souls series may come back online at some point in the near future. Earlier this year, Bandai Namco announced that it would be forced to shut down servers for Dark Souls Remastered, dark souls 2and dark souls 3 following the discovery of a security problem. And while the publisher has since provided updates on when those servers might come back online, they’ve been dormant for the past six months. Thankfully, it looks like that won’t be the case for a very long time.
As spotted by Lance McDonald, a new update to the SteamDB page of dark souls 3 seems to suggest that Bandai Namco recently offered a game update to some users. In all likelihood, this update is tied to PC servers and is a way for Bandai to test new features with the game’s online component. It’s not yet clear when this same update might roll out to all players. , but the fact that Bandai Namco gave dark souls 3 its first update in five years suggests things are looking promising behind the scenes.
Bandai Namco has released a new Dark Souls 3 update to people with access to some of the debug branches on Steam for the first time in many years. Probably test new fixes for next server restore. pic.twitter.com/v6o4DrJ5io
—Lance McDonald (@manfightdragon) July 23, 2022
At this time, Bandai Namco has yet to commit to any return date for the PC servers of all Dark Souls games. The publisher made it clear in early 2022 that its first priority was to see the smooth release of Ring of Elden, above all. With Elden Ring’s with development now having slowed, it seems the focus is once again on fixing these Dark Souls titles. Hopefully, it won’t take too long for all three games to come back online and become fully accessible to those on PC as it was before.
How much longer do you think the Dark Souls Trilogy will be plagued by these server issues on PC? And has this problem affected you in any way in recent months? Let me know in the comments or message me on Twitter at @MooreMan12.[H/T VGC]