Dark Souls Remastered for PS4 is releasing on 25th May, but you'll get the chance to play it even sooner than that. Bandai Namco has announced the details for the game's pre-launch network test, which will be available to download for all.
The beta, which is primarily a stress test for the multiplayer servers, takes place over two days next week, from the 11th to the 12th May. In Japan, the test will be available for play between 7pm and 10pm JST each day. North America gets a slightly bigger window; players in this region will be able to take part between 6pm and 12am PT. Times for Europe have yet to be announced, but we'll update the article once we learn more.
It's also important to note that the client will be available to download from today, but only until the 8th May, so if you want to take part in the network test, you'll need to ensure you've got it installed and ready within the next week. The client is about 3GB, so it shouldn't take you too long to download. It should now be available in all territories.
Will you be playing Dark Souls Remastered's network test? Light a bonfire in the comments below.
Update: The times for the UK have now been announced. On each of the two days, players will be able to join in between 5pm and 11pm BST. Presumably, this will translate to 6pm and 12am for the rest of Europe.
The beta will apparently be limited to the Undead Parish area.
[source dualshockers.com, via gematsu.com]
Same. Do we know if progress will carry over into the main game? Might try and cheese pinwheel.....
not likely, don't think I've ever heard of beta progress carrying over.
no thank. i hate dark soul series
Are we still acting like this is a big deal?
I've stayed up until the wee hours of the morning here to join their betas before only for it to fail to connect or boot me minutes into a playthrough. I get that is the point, stress the server, but there isn't much in it for me.
From where can it be downloaded? Can't see anything on the PS4 store.
While I feel initially misled by how much this version will be different, at the very least it's something to be excited for because there'll be a huge population in Dark Souls again.
By the way, in the UK it's downloadable from the 2nd of May. That's technically now, as of 5 minutes ago, but it's it not there. So it'll be from 9am or so probably.
EDIT: Spoke too soon, it's there now!
@TD27 Look in the section for new games.
Updated with times for the UK.
They didn't stress test any of the other games did they? Just seems like a demo to get people buying it, which is fair enough of course.
I dunno if I'm that interested in it myself though.
@munkondi Yeah i heard some more people complaining about it dissapointing. Sony should ask Bluepoint to do the Demon Souls remake.😀😃 😁
Nope I have no interest in the beta. Still waiting for a surprise Demon's Souls remaster announcement.
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