“The servers got shut down and we’ve been given this empty promise that the servers will return after the release of Elden Ring,” reads one negative Steam review for Dark Souls 3, which added “FromSoft removed the multiplayer tags so I’m inclined to believe the servers will never return.”
Likewise, a Steam review for Dark Souls 2 says that Bandai Namco doesn’t “appear to intend to fix the servers” due to the recent store page change.
While the status of Dark Souls multiplayer is up in the air, Bandai Namco is yet to share its progress on the maintenance.
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In January, Bandai Namco deactivated the PvP servers for the PC editions of the Dark Souls games after discovering a serious security vulnerability in Dark Souls 3. Bandai said the service suspension was temporary, but then updated in February to say that because kebun binatang surabaya of the time required to ensure the problem was fully solved, online services for the Dark Souls games on PC would not be restored until sometime after the launch of Elden Ring.
Six weeks after Elden Ring's release, however, there's still no sign of multiplayer returning to the Souls games—and in fact, it's looking like Dark Souls multiplayer could be gone much longer than expected, possibly even permanently. As first reported by The Outerhaven, all references to online play in Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition, Dark Souls: Remastered, Dark Souls 2, and Dark Souls 3 have been removed. They are now tagged as singleplayer games only.