After Complaints about GFWL, Dark Souls Will Hit Steam (TRAILER)

The PC version of Dark Souls, known as the “Prepare to Die” edition, will be heading to Steam.

Players who petitioned for the game to come to PC were disheartened when Namco Bandai announced it would only be available for Games For Windows Live. Another, somewhat smaller petition circulated, but it appears that Namco got the hint, because it just announced that the game would be released through Valve’s online platform. Expect it on Aug. 24.

So that’s awesome.

[Update] As S.T.A.L.K.E.R. pointed out in the comments, a Steam release doesn’t mean GFWL isn’t included, and details are still a bit sketch in terms of whether GFWL is still being used in Dark Souls or not. The Steam release is at least a step in the right direction, although whether players will get Steamworks, like they want, rather than GFWL remains to be seen. Even so, my mistake for implying it was more than that. [End update]

Meanwhile, while the Prepare to Die edition will pack a bunch of extra content that will be packed with the game when players buy it on PC, the extra content will be heading to consoles as well — but not for a while. The pack is known as “Artorias of the Abyss” and will run users $14.99 on Playstation 3 or 1,200 MS Points on Xbox 360. It’ll also include the new areas, enemies and NPCs that PC users are getting.

Here’s a new teaser trailer for the Prepare to Die Edition.

Via VG247.

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3 Comments on After Complaints about GFWL, Dark Souls Will Hit Steam (TRAILER)


On May 31, 2012 at 1:21 pm

That’s great news and i didn’t expect it to happen.


On May 31, 2012 at 2:10 pm

There is a difference between being “Released on STEAM” and “Getting rid of GFWL and using SteamWorks”

There are plenty of GFWL games on Steam and that doesn’t solve the problem.

What we wanted was PC Dark Souls with SteamWorks integration. Not PC Dark Souls infested with GFWL that just happens to be available on Steam.


On June 4, 2012 at 1:35 am

Add me to the ‘did not expect’ but ‘is very happy’ list :D . I signed the petition- I’ll be getting my copy as soon as it hits Steam :D