They may have another announcement soon "regarding the platform we'll be using." It's out August 24th and so there's "still a lot of time" to decide on their digital partner.
For those hoping a possible deal with Steam could also mean some Steam Workshop support; sorry, but they're "not doing" any mod work for Dark Souls due to lack of experience.
Live "is the established server that we used for the Xbox 360 version - that's the main reason we picked it. But the partnership decision is still ongoing. We might have another announcement soon regarding the platform we'll be using," said Namco Bandai publishing producer Daisuke Uchiyama, responding to fan outcry.
"There have been a lot of questions about the digital partner, but we're still in April and the game isn't out until August 24," added Namco's Carlson Choi. "There is still a lot of time for marketing beats. More information will come - maybe at E3." Games for Windows Live has failed to generate much love among PC gamers.
An extra chapter will arrive with PC Dark Souls but the team aren't saying if it will grace consoles. "It's completely understandable that people who bought the console version have those questions. However, as the director of Dark Souls I cannot answer that right now," said director Hidetaka Miyazaki. The chapter is called Artorias Of The Abyss.
Sadly there's no mod support despite enthusiasm. "Personally, I am interested in the concept of mods. However, due to our lack of experience with the PC we need more time to adapt, so this time we're not doing it," he added.
Dark Souls releases on PC August 24th.
Dark Souls not Games for Windows Live? "Partnership decision is still ongoing"
18 April 2012 | By Simon Priest