Dark Souls PC Versions Offline Until Further Notice Following Exploits; Elden Ring Also Under Investigation

Following recent issues regarding the online implementation of the Dark Souls games on PC, publisher Bandai Namco and developer FromSoftware have addressed the matter in a newly provided statement. They have identified the cause of the hacking incidents, Remote Code Executions causing system infiltrations, and will investigate them, meaning that the titles will be solely offline until further notice.

Elden Ring is also being investigated to ensure its online security is robust ahead of release.

You can view the tweet initially sharing these developments below:

Elden Ring features the action systems that FromSoftware has proven effective through their Dark Souls series, but the team is also focused on building a narrative with this title. With the help of Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin, the game will feature a fantasy story where players control the fate of this world. Players will meet various characters with their own motivation that may end up helping or hindering progressions. Throughout the game, players will choose the fate of this cursed land by unraveling its secrets and myths.

Elden Ring will be releasing on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Windows PC via Steam, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S on February 25, 2022. If you missed it, check out our impressions of the Elden Ring Closed Network Test.


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