Dark Souls, the incredibly difficult spiritual sequel to Demon's Souls, may come to the PC platform if there is enough fan support for it, a Namco-Bandai rep has hinted in a forum post. This has inspired a fan petition that is as of now over 41,000 signatures strong.
A fan stated in the official Namco-Bandai forums regarding Dark Souls, "Anecdotal evidence may not be the best argument, but between all the PC gamers I know I have yet to hear one who wouldn't buy this game instantly if available on PC." Company staffer shoupinou replied, "There is always possibilities to have games adapted on PC and the good news is that Dark Souls is not a 100% typical Console game so the adaptation is possible. Now to make things happen, let's say the demand has to be properly done. someone to make a successful petition?"
This prompted an immediate online petition for a PC version of Dark Souls. The petition states, "Dark Souls is a critically acclaimed game, developed by From Software, known for its high level of difficulty and innovative online features. The problem? It's not on PC!
A port of this game has a high chance of being extremely successful for From Software and Namco Bandai. Given the sales of games such as The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim and The Witcher, there is a large market for games like this. PC gamers love unforgiving, hardcore games.
A port may also mean that the area's in the game, such as Blighttown, won't suffer from slowdown. An online oriented video game is also perfect for the capabilities of a PC. Steam would also be suitable venue provided the game is sold at a reasonable price for a late port. Steamworks could provide a strong and easy to use online infrastructure. "
As of the 7th January, two days later, the petition has attracted well over 41,000 signatures.