Petition for PC port of Dark Souls hits 40k signatures

Posted By | On 09th, Jan. 2012 Under News | Follow This Author @KartikMdgl


It looks like PC gamers really want this game on their platform, and why wouldn’t they? It’s one of the most hardcore and unforgiving games we’ve seen this gen, and it’s quite a perfect fit for the platform. Although, Namco hasn’t shown considerable interest in doing so, though.

The petition for the said port has neared 40k signatures, that’s right. Even if the game sells 150k-200k on the PC, it should be quite a profitable move for Namco Bandai. But will it? That’s where Steam comes into play.

This is what the petition says:

Port of this game has a high chance of being extremely successful for From Software and Namco Bandai. Given the sales of games such as The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim and The Witcher, there is a large market for games like this. PC gamers love unforgiving, hardcore games. 

A port may also mean that the area’s in the game, such as Blighttown, won’t suffer from slowdown. An online oriented video game is also perfect for the capabilities of a PC. Steam would also be suitable venue provided the game is sold at a reasonable price for a late port. Steamworks could provide a strong and easy to use online infrastructure. 

Do you want to sign the petition as well? You can do that by going here. All these rumors started in this thread, where a Namco employee expressed interest but was shot down by another Namco employee.

You can check the petition count over here.

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  • This will be interesting. If it will be ported, how well would they make full use of the KB/M combo? I don’t think I’ll be playing this game though. It’s hardcore as in the enemy is bloody powerful and can kill you in 1 hit just by touching a body part, while you need to chop their bloody head a million friggin times. Ok that was exagerrated, but I’m a bit of a sim guy anyway, everyone has a fair chance to die instantly without counting other factors (like armor, body parts and such).


 

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