Dark Souls 1 Will Remain Functional On GFWL For “Foreseeable Future”

By Ishaan . May 20, 2014 . 11:30am

Although Dark Souls II has been released, Bandai Namco America say they will continue to support Dark Souls on PC. In response to questions regarding the issue, on their Tumblr blog, Namco stated:


1. Dark Souls will remain fully functional on [Games for Windows Live] for the foreseeable future.


2. Bandai Namco Games is currently seeking avenues to continue support and ensure the functionality of Dark Souls on other services. We will have more news and updates to share on this in the coming months.


Games for Windows Live will be terminated this July, so it remains to be seen how Namco will handle Dark Souls after the service is no longer running. The most obvious solution would be to integrate the title with Steamworks, but Microsoft have stated in the past that they’re working on replacing GFWL with another solution, so that could be in the cards as well.

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  • Nicholas Perry

    No. Just no. Why is it so hard to put in a little time and effort into removing GFWL and putting steamworks in to it?

    OBVIOUSLY you have enough money and the game made enough money for DSII to have a proper port effort.

    I hope other titles don’t befall this. GFWL is a scourge that needs to go.

  • DesmaX

    Well, I’m not buying it then

  • Dystopiq

    “Here at Bandai Namco America we feel gamers need to suffer.”
    Shit bags, the lot of ya!

    • darke

      That sounds more like the tagline for GFWL. :(

      Even before the shutdown announcement, pretty much every company I know of that used it (save Microsoft) expressed their apologies for how terrible it was. :?

      • Dystopiq

        I guess. They need to just switch over to Steamworks.

  • D: Capra Demon

  • MrRobbyM

    Get it on Steamworks, give it at least a 25% off sale and I’ll finally buy it :/

    I really want to support DaS1 PC but I refuse to as long as it’s using GFWL.

  • Fox

    Well, that’s bullshit, because Dark Souls 1 is unplayable because GFWL is NOT functional. It frequently has login problems, and routinely deletes savedata.

  • Spirit Macardi

    Oh sure, just like how they supported ShiftyLook. And Bandai Entertainment.

    Also, NB has a Tumblr account? Looks like it’s time for me to do some pestering for a certain long-eared dream traveler >:3

  • Eilanzer

    I miss the ds1 pvp after so many bugs…hacks…trainers…save editors…soul memory crap…lag switch…and many many stuff that makes ds2 pvp pointless =/

  • Kornelious

    Damn you Capra demon….Damn you :,(

  • sur0x

    Cheap dark souls 2 keys guys!


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