Great news for owners of Demon's Souls, as Atlus has confirmed that the multiplayer servers for the fantasy RPG will remain online after their estimated shut down date this week.
Demon's Souls introduced PS3 owners to a brutally challenging role-playing experience, in which death, for those that weren't acutely aware of their surroundings, was always present.
The experience was enriched thanks to an innovative multiplayer mechanic, through which the player could interact with others by seeing their ghosts.
It seemed that this important part of Demon's Souls would be shut down this week, as the game's North American publisher, Atlus, announced that the servers were going offline on May 31.
Now, however, it seems that the online experience in Demon's Souls will continue, as Atlus has confirmed that it will maintain multiplayer servers "for a while longer."
"We're incredibly excited to be able to announce that the Demon's Souls online experience will persist for a while longer," said ATLUS VP of Sales and Marketing, Tim Pivnicny.
This great news is seemingly owed to new developments that will help Atlus maintain the servers indefinitely.
"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."
Once Demon's Souls goes offline, however, don't forget that you can experience its spiritual successor, Dark Souls
, which also has a similar online experience.