Atlus has announced that the PS3 exclusive, Demon’s Souls’ servers will stay open till 2012. They said even though they spend a lot on maintaining the servers, they really love their fanbase and want new people to see what the game is all about.
Demon’s Souls was released in 2009 and went on to be very popular. The IP is owned by Sony, but it’s successor Dark Souls will be available for the PS3 and Xbox 360.
Atlus PR man, Aram Jabbari said, “while it comes at significant cost to us and although it has been over two years since the game revolutionized the notion of multiplayer and online functionality in an RPG, our commitment to the game and the fans that turned it into an incredible success remains as strong as ever.
“While the reality is that one day the servers will ultimately close due to operation and maintenance costs, that day is not today, nor will it be this year. We’re excited to continue to support one of the most significant, influential games in recent memory into its third year, and we’re planning to hold more tendency events for our loyal, beloved fans.
“If you’ve been waiting to try Demon’s Souls or held off with concern that it was too late to join in, the truth is that there’s never been a better time to see what all the talk and awards are all about.”
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