It was announced last month that ATLUS USA, a publisher of English localized video games to the North American market would be shutting down the online servers for what could be considered a big game success story for the company… “Demons Souls”. The servers were due to be shut down at the end of this month, however the company has today announced an extension to the servers run time, and will be up for the foreseeable future.
Tim Pivnicny, Vice President of Marketing and Sales at ATLUS USA had this to say:
We’re incredibly excited to be able to announce that the Demon’s Souls online experience will persist for a while longer. While it originally seemed as though it would be unfeasible for us to continue to sustain the servers, a number of developments have made it possible for us to continue to invest in and support our fans as they have continued to invest in and support us and Demon’s Souls. For all the gamers who have yet to discover the game’s amazing online experience, we’re happy to say you can still log on and find out why Demon’s Souls is still regarded by many as one of the finest games of all time.
They have not ruled out the possibility of future extensions to the North American servers, provided user activity and interest remains constant.