Demon’s Souls Just…Won’t…Die!

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Stubborn as a Boletarian adventurer refusing to give up after repeated deaths, From Software’s PS3-exclusive RPG, Demon’s Souls, just won’t go away.

If you recall, last month Atlus USA announced that it would be shutting down the game’s online servers in North America at the end of May. At the time, Atlus’ cancellation notice made it sound like there was no turning back–the game’s online support was closing up shop for good.

Now, however, as the shutdown draws nigh, Atlus has announced that the servers won’t be shutting down at all and will, in fact, remain operational “for the foreseeable future.” The company commits even further by stating that future extensions aren’t out of the question.

Certain unspecified “developments” allowed Atlus to recommit to the online investment — I’m not sure what those developments were, but I’m thinking there must’ve been enough of a surge in game sales and an uptick in online activity that keeping the servers active became financially viable once again.

As long as brave souls keep returning to die, and die, and die some more, it sounds like Demon’s Souls will have plenty of life in it yet.

Here’s the official statement from Atlus:

“We’re incredibly excited to be able to announce that the Demon’s Souls online experience will persist for a while longer,” stated Tim Pivnicny, Vice President of Marketing and Sales. “While it originally seemed as though it would be unfeasible for us to continue to sustain the servers, a number of developments have made it possible for us to continue to invest in and support our fans as they have continued to invest in and support us and Demon’s Souls. For all the gamers who have yet to discover the game’s amazing online experience, we’re happy to say you can still log on and find out why Demon’s Souls is still regarded by many as one of the finest games of all time.”

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