On Nintendo Direct last week, it was revealed that some players will have the opportunity to play Dark Souls Remastered on Nintendo Switch before its release as part of a stress test for their network. Recently, Bandai Namco confirmed that this event will not be exclusive to the Nintendo console as it will also arrive on PS4 and Xbox One.
Through its Twitter account, the distributor noted that the network trial version of Dark Souls Remastered will be available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch before the game’s release. Note that the distributor did not comment on its possible availability on PC.
The downside is that it did not reveal more details about it, so we do not know when it will start or what will be the requirements to participate. We will keep an eye on it to share the details when they are available.
“Before the release of DARK SOULS REMASTERED, Network Test will be conducted on PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch. Dates and details will be made available as soon as possible. Please inform your compatriots, we will require the assistance of as many souls as possible,” the distributor mentioned.
If you do not know, a server stress test is useful for developers to know if their online system is ready to handle the number of players they will receive at the launch of the game. This allows them to make the necessary adjustments to prevent players from having a bad experience.
Dark Souls Remastered was announced in January as a new version of From Software’s classic action RPG. This re-release presents all the content of the Artorias of the Abyss DLC, as well as dedicated servers that will be used in its multiplayer for up to 6 players. We remind you that the game will release on Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on May 25.
Before the release of DARK SOULS REMASTERED, a Network Test will be conducted on PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch. Dates and details will be made available as soon as possible. Please inform your compatriots, we will require the assistance of as many souls as possible. pic.twitter.com/lZ0ZgKdxsf
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