While all the game server related news of the past few months has been about the impending closure of the GameSpy service at the end of this month, another major service is planned to become extinct this summer, as Microsoft pulls the plug on its less than popular Games for Windows Live service in July.
While this news is a further pain in the posterior for many PC gamers, it's not going to be affecting Bandai Namco (we're still not used to typing that) title Dark Souls, which saw its follow up launched last month to the now-standard level of both commercial and critical acclaim.
On the company's Tumblr page (yes, apparently even games companies use Tumblr) a representative for Bandai Namco announced that the punishingly difficult adventure 'em up would be unaffected by the closure. The statement read:
Dark Souls will remain fully functional on GFWL for the foreseeable future.BANDAI NAMCO Games is currently seeking avenues to continue support and ensure the functionality ofDark Soulson other services.We will have more news and updates to share on this in the coming months.
While it's still unclear as to the timeframe inferred by "foreseeable future" this is at least a glimmer of good news for those worrying the game would be affected, Expect to see more announcements of this ilk over the coming weeks ahead of the GFWL shutdown in July.