Months after discovering the vulnerability and shutting down the game’s servers, FromSoftware may finally be ready to fix the bug affecting PC versions of Dark Souls.
The PC servers for all three Dark Souls games were abruptly shut down in January after it was discovered that some players had used a Remote Code Execution hacker. This type of hack could compromise players’ PCs, giving hackers access to and control over the machines. Although the vulnerability was only discovered in Dark Souls 3, FromSoftware and publisher Bandai Namco apparently thought it necessary to shut down the servers of all three games’ servers as a precaution.
Speaking to PC Gamer over the weekend, From says a security fix is underway.
“We are currently in the process of restoring the online servers for the Dark Souls series on PC,” FromSoft wrote in an email to PC Gamer. “We plan to restore online service for each game progressively, bringing back servers for Dark Souls 3 once we complete the necessary work to correct the problem.”
“We will provide additional updates as soon as the restoration schedule is finalised.”
“We want to thank all our players for your patience and understanding as we work to fix this issue.”
There is currently no timetable for the restoration, although, after four months without live servers, it’s good to know that From is working to fix the problem. The reference to games being brought back online “gradually” suggests that From’s intention was to restore each game in numerical order, but then they specifically mention Dark Souls 3. It would make sense that Dark Souls 3 would be the priority. As the latest game in the Souls series, it has a much larger PC player base than its predecessors.
Regardless of the order, it’s just good to know that FromSoftware and Bandai Namco are making progress on the problem. While it’s still possible to play all three games offline, hopefully, it won’t be long before they’re all back online.
Source: PC Gamer