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Yui Tanimura: Dark Souls 2 Servers to Stay Open “As Long As Possible”


From Software’s Yui Tanimura, game director for Dark Souls 2 was talking to the Red Bull website when he discussed the future of Dark Souls 2 especially in the context of the next generation consoles.

He has also ensured that the development team of From Software is planning to keep the multiplayer beta servers open for as long as possible.

We do know that the game can be played offline but obviously the online version is the full experience that the game offers. That is why the staff of From Software wants to give you every opportunity to experience the online elements.

For those of you who have been taking part in the Dark Souls 2 beta and are worried about how long it will last, rest assured. Yui Tanimura wants to keep Dark Souls 2 servers running for “as long as possible.” When asked about the chances of the online servers being shut down he stated:

“We intend on keeping the server alive as long as possible so that all players who play the game will be able to continue playing, and also come back to the game at any time. The game will still be available in offline mode, but we would like players to play online for the full experience.”

Sadly, the developer still believes that PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 are more suitable for Dark Souls 2 and are maintaining the same stance that they did when the next generation was talked about earlier.

“There have never been any discussions for the Xbox One or PS4 consoles. We felt that there was still more potential on the PS3 and Xbox 360 consoles to fulfill the core elements of Dark Souls 2, and our aim was to deliver the game to fans as fast as possible,” he said.

So for now, we will have to make do with the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions when they come out on March 11, 2014.