Bandai Namco and From Software have responded to the technical issues surrounding the Dark Souls series on PC, saying the servers for Dark Souls, Dark Souls II, and Dark Souls III will continue to stay offline as the companies investigate the issue. The servers will remain as such until Elden Ring is released on February 25th, as both From Software and Bandai Namco explained in a statement on Twitter.
In case you didn’t know, it’s been reported that the Dark Souls games contain security vulnerabilities that make them, as well as the computers they are played on, susceptible to breaches. Issues with similar underlying factors were exposed in Elden Ring during the network test, so this could affect Elden Ring upon its launch. From Software was reported well-informed of the possible risk, but they chose to not to take action.
In its statement, Bandai Namco and From Software said the companies have “extended the investigation” into Elden Ring. They’ve also “made sure the necessary security measures are in place for this title on all target platforms.”
The Dark Souls servers have been offline since the end of January due to this problem.