hot  /  reviews  /  video  /  blogs  /  forum

Dark Souls PC details: Specs, control, PVP and more

Apr 17 // Dale North    @DaleNorth

Following the official announcement of Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition, From Software's Hidetaka Miyazaki spoke with members of the gaming press to fill us in on some of the details of this upcoming PC port. 

Photo Gallery:   (you can use your arrow keys)


Story:

Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition is a port of the console version, but will feature some additional content for fans. Miyazaki says that we can expect approximately 3 new areas and 4 new bosses, though these numbers might change. There will be a few new stories and more NPCs to go with them, and some new equipment will be available through these. 

The additional story content is based on the dark knight named Artorias. This name will familiar to players of Dark Souls, but this will be the first time they'll see the knight.

Specifications and Graphics:

Bad news for those hoping to see a high-resolution Dark Souls with this PC port: Miyazaki says that there will be no difference in visual quality between the PC and PS3 version. 

As far as minimum PC specifications go, Miyazaki asks that we wait for the official announcement later this year.

Control:

Gamepad control is the recommended control method for Dark Souls PC, though mouse and keyboard play will be supported. 

Connectivity/Online:

For gamers wondering why the developers have gone with Games for Windows Live over Steamworks for online connectivity, it turns out that Namco Bandai requested this of From Software. A Namco Bandai representative points to an already established server used in the Xbox 360 version of Dark Souls as one of the reasons for going with GFWL, but says that final specs and distribution details have yet to be determined. Stay tuned -- things could change.

Additions and Modifications:

To provide fans with a new experience, Miyazaki says that From Software is planning on adding a PVP stage to the PC version of Dark Souls. He says that this is "not going to be a huge stage," and that it should be taken as a bonus. 

As for Mods, as it stands now there are no plans for modification support for Dark Souls on PC.

Release details:

The release date for Dark Souls: Pre to Die Edition is set for August 24 for Europe and North America. Japan does not have a solid release date yet, but we were told to expect an announcement directly from From Software in the near future.

At this moment there are no plans to bring the PC version's new content to consoles. Miyazaki says that we should wait for additional news in the future, but as it stands now, he says he feels sorry for console players.


 BLOG A RESPONSE



Dale North // Former Dtoid EIC
 Follow Blog + disclosure DaleNorth Tips
I am Destructoid's Editor-In-Chief. I love corgis. I make music. full profile | More staff profiles

Get more destructoid:   We're indie-run, blogging for the love of it, and our site will always be free. Optionally, you can support us and get: (1) Faster pages from our cloud server (3) Wide(r)screen (3) No big ads on Dtoid, Japanator, Tomopop, or Flixist (4) Auto contest entries, and (5) Dibs on betas & downloads. Try it out

Get comment replies by email.     settings



Unsavory comments? Please report harassment, spam, and hate speech to our comment moderators

Can't see comments? Anti-virus apps like Avast or some browser extensions can cause this. Easy fix: Add   [*].disqus.com   to your security software's whitelist.

advertisement:


destructoid's previous coverage:
Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition


  May 19

Namco 'seeking avenues' to continue supporting Dark Souls on PC

It's the usual Games for Windows Live for the time being


  Oct 02

This Dark Souls mod makes enemies more aggressive

And yes, there's actually demand for such a thing


  Apr 29

Super Best Guide! Dark Souls

Learn to be best at videogames forever!


  Nov 02

Dark Souls director tells the truth about the pendant

After much speculation, we finally have an answer


  Sep 03

Dark Souls director contemplating doing a new difficulty

Wants his games to be 'satisfying,' not 'difficult'


View all:powered by:  MM.Elephant

Ads on destructoid may be purchased from:



Please contact Crave Online, thanks!


897 PEOPLE ARE READING:



Back to Top