In this age of living games, everyone is used to servers sunsetting on video games eventually, but the first FROM Software Souls title to be hit by shutdowns is finally closing the coffin lid on the PlayStation 3 game tomorrow.
Sony, Atlus, and Bandai Namco, the game’s Japanese, American, and European publishers respectively, announced in November that the servers for the game were shutting off on February 28. This is after seven years of Atlus trying to shut down the servers on their own and several successors in the form of FROM’s own Dark Souls and Bloodborne games, as well as launching a genre that has hosted games like Nioh, Lords of the Fallen, and more.
If you want to play multiplayer in Demon’s Souls one last time, or make one last stab at adjusting the game’s controversial World Tendency mechanic, you have one more day to do so. On one hand, with the servers gone, you can never be invaded again. On the other hand, you can no longer call for help or to get items from helpful spirits, making it so you have to engage with Demon’s Souls incredibly restrictive materials system.
What are your favorite memories of Demon’s Souls?