Dark Souls PC servers have been offline for more than 100 days

PC servers for Dark Souls games are now offline for more than 100 days.

Back in January, we reported a security issue with multiplayer online functionality from FromSoftware’s Souls games that would allow invaders to run code on someone else’s computer without permission.

Publisher Bandai Namco has shut down servers, meaning PC players can’t play games online – a key part of the experience through invasions, calling and messaging.

Elden Ring, meanwhile, is making progress.

This is important for two reasons. First, Bandai Namco’s last official word was on February 9, where he tweeted, “We have expanded the investigation to the Elden Ring … and ensured that the necessary security measures are in place for this title on all target platforms.”

Either this same exploit was not present in the Elden Ring after all, or it was quickly fixed.

Second, the same tweet also states: “Due to the time required to set up an appropriate testing environment, online services for the Dark Souls series on PC will not continue until the release of Elden Ring.” Has the great success of the latest FromSoftware caused a further delay in the ongoing investigation of Dark Souls?

Eurogamer contacted Bandai Namco to update progress.

Details of the security exploitation were shared on Reddit back in January. Remote Code Execution (RCE) exploitation was discovered in Dark Souls 3 and affected all Souls games on the PC.

Console versions of all games remain unchanged.

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