But in the depths of despair, Bandai Namco has offered a tiny ray of hope. Responding to Reddit user Relevant_Heart_1751 (via PC Gamer), the Dark Souls and Elden Ring publisher confirmed that developer FromSoftware is “actively working” on getting those servers up and running.
“I’m getting back to you in regards to your inquiry if the Dark Souls servers for the PC will be back online,” wrote Bandai Namco. “I’m happy to confirm that the developers are actively working on resolving the issue in question and re-launching the Dark Souls servers for PC as soon as possible. For the moment, we do not have an estimate of when this is expected to happen.”
In order to prevent doubtlessly catastrophic hacks to player computer systems, Bandai Namco took down the multiplayer servers for Dark Souls 1, 2, 3, and Dark Souls Remastered final January. At the time, Bandai Namco stated that it turned into important to pour all its sources into fixing a comparable take advantage of that would affect Elden Ring, which might in the end launch to hundreds of thousands in sales some distance past the writer’s expectations. In February, Bandai Namco launched details on the exploit and stated that a repair turned into inside the works, but it’s been in large part silent seeing that then.
Some Redditors are skeptical, calling Bandai Namco’s response an auto-reply designed to placate angry Dark Souls fans. Either way, this is the most we’ve heard from the Dark Souls publisher in months, and it at least seems to indicate that Bandai Namco hasn’t completely forgotten about the Souls series.