Demon’s Souls online service will end on February 28, 2018, Sony Interactive Entertainment announced on Monday.
The official Dark Souls Twitter account confirmed the shutdown: “After 9 years of reoccurring deaths and frustrations, but just as many triumphs of dedication, Demon’s Souls online servers will terminate on February 28, 2018. Play online one last time, and share with us your best Demon’s Souls moment!”
<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” data-lang=”en”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>After 9 years of reoccurring deaths and frustrations, but just as many triumphs of dedication, Demon's Souls online servers will terminate on February 28, 2018. Play online one last time, and share with us your best Demon's Souls moment! <a href=”https://t.co/knIgmXLqFW”>pic.twitter.com/knIgmXLqFW</a></p>— Dark Souls (@DarkSoulsGame) <a href=”https://twitter.com/DarkSoulsGame/status/935176622088400896?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>November 27, 2017</a></blockquote>
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Once the service shutsdown, players will no longer have access to online competitive multiplayer, the ability to view messages from other players, and see other players’ deaths. Demon’s Souls was released for PlayStation 3 in 2009.
Thank you very much for enjoying Demon’s Souls software for PlayStation® 3 from the beginning.
This time, “Demon’s Souls” online service will end on February 28, 2018 (Wednesday).
We sincerely thank you for your continued patronage by many players since the service started in 2009.
You can still enjoy offline game play even after the online service is over.
Please refer to the below for the function which can not be used.
■ “Demon’s Souls” online service end date
2018, February 28 (Wed.) 5:00 pm (Japan time)
■ can not play function
- Online multiplayer (cooperation and intrusion)
- Tips Filling out and viewing messages
- Blood trace of other players (replay on death)
- Wandering illusion
- Ranking browsing
Although it is a little left until the end of the service, please continue to “Demon’s Souls” thank you.