According to a PC Gamer report published Friday, the Dark Souls series’ servers have been offline for months owing to a remote code execution (RCE) issue that may allow hackers to take control of your computer, but developer FromSoftware is in the process of restoring the servers.
In an email to PC Gamer, FromSoftware stated, “We are now in the process of reinstating the online servers for the Dark Souls series on PC.” “We want to gradually restore online service for each game, beginning with Dark Souls 3 servers once we have completed the required work to resolve the issue.” As soon as the restoration timeline is confirmed, we will offer more information. We appreciate all of our players’ patience and understanding while we try to resolve this issue.”
When we requested for feedback, Bandai Namco representative Hiro Ito relayed the same FromSoftware message with us, clarifying that Dark Souls 3 will be the first game to have its servers restored. However, the actual start date of the restoration is unknown.
In a tweet on the Dark Souls Twitter account on February 9th, Bandai Namco and FromSoftware announced they had “discovered the reason” of the difficulties, were “working on addressing” them, and that the Dark Souls titles on PC will stay down until after the February 25th release of Elden Ring. The two businesses also stated that “all required security measures for [Elden Ring] on all target platforms” had been implemented.