Two months after Darkish Souls 3’s servers sprung again to life, and 9 months after the servers for all the Souls sequence went offline, Darkish Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin (SOTFS) is again on-line. And that is just about where the excellent news ends.

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The unique model of DS2, which runs on DX9 and lacks the additions and reconfigured encounters of SOTSF, must wait a bit longer to get its servers again up and working. From stated solely that base DS2’s on-line options could be again on-line “at a later date,” which is a scarily elastic timespan.

Nonetheless, it is a greater prognosis than the one given to Darkish Souls: Put together to Die Version (the unique, pre-remaster model of DS1): that game will not be coming again on-line in any respect.

“Now we have decided that we will be unable to help on-line companies for the PC model of Darkish Souls: Put together to Die Version that was launched in 2012,” stated From, placing the blame on the “getting older system” that helps the game’s on-line options.

It isn’t too shocking: you’ll be able to’t even purchase that model of the game any extra, however it’s a tragic finish for the unique Darkish Souls, which simply handed its PC launch’s tenth anniversary. Positive, the game was extremely janky, barely playable on keyboard and mouse, and has since been supplanted by a remastered model, however you’d hope the game that kicked off the PC’s love affair with Souls video games would exit with extra bang and fewer whimper. Plus, Put together to Die Version nonetheless has over double the variety of mods obtainable for it than the remaster, quite a lot of of which centre round on-line play.

Nevertheless it’s not meant to be. From is, after all, nonetheless promising to revive the servers for Darkish Souls Remastered, so it isn’t like DS1’s on-line play has winked out of existence. Judging by how lengthy it took to repair DS2: SOTSF after restoring DS3, although, we most likely nonetheless have a number of months of serverless Souls forward of us earlier than issues are again to regular.