It was at the end of January when it was discovered that all the games of Dark Soulsin its version for PC, had a vulnerability which operated at the level of full malware and could pose a serious risk to anyone playing the game in its online mode. Due to this issue, FromSoftware disabled the multiplayer capabilities of all their titles, and it has not been until now, 4 months laterthat the company has mentioned the issue again and indicated that they are currently restoring online servers, with Dark Souls 3 being the first of the games to bring back multiplayer capabilities.
“A new remote code execution vulnerability has been discovered that is severe in nature and easier to execute than previous vulnerabilities patched by Blue Sentinel,” the company disclosed in January. “We don’t think it will extend beyond the person who has worked on it, but the level of damage it can cause is severe, any code submitted can be executed. Blue Sentinel has not yet patched this vulnerability.”
“We are currently in the process of restoring the online servers for the Dark Souls series on PC,” FromSoftware said in an official statement to PCGamer.
“We plan to restore online service for each game progressively, bringing back the servers for Dark Souls 3 once we complete the necessary work to correct the problem. We will provide additional updates as soon as the restoration schedule is finalized. We want to thank all of our players for your patience and understanding as we work to fix this issue.”
The company does not really give specific dates, simply indicating that the servers will be reactivated “progressively” and mentioning only the most modern title, which is Dark Souls 3. At least if they officially talk about the matter, it is implied that the restoration of the servers should not be long in coming.