Demon's Souls servers will live on

Planned US server shutdown cancelled indefinitely

The North American servers for Demon's Souls have been gifted an extra life as Atlus confirms its cancelled plans to shut them down next week.


Atlus had previously confirmed plans to shut down the servers for the much-loved RPG on May 31. But those plans have been pushed aside indefinitely.

"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.

"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."

If you're late to the party, the game can be picked up new for $20. Well worth it, too (if only to see if you're hard enough to get through it).