Online Petition Grabs Their Attention
Dark Souls launched on PS3 and Xbox 360 in October of last year, and has been ruining the mental state of its unwitting customers ever since. From Software's punishingly difficult dungeon crawler is a work of art; if you're idea of art is tearing your own hair out by the handful and erecting a shrine from the shattered remains of broken controllers. PC fans, obviously of a sadomasochistic slant, have been clamoring for a Windows port for months now, and it appears an online petition with over 65, 000 signatures might have gotten their attention...
"Damn you are amazing!" community manager Tony Shoupinou told fans on Namco Bandai's forum. "I honestly wasn't expecting such massive support. My boss(es) even came to talk to me about this after it exploded all around the world. If you wanted to have the attention of Namco Bandai Games, now you have it."
The online petition, which only last week had just 7, 000 signatures, ballooned to over 65, 000 in just seven days, presumably prompting the Namco Bandai brass to consider the financial advantages of launching on a third platform. I expect the caution from their side relates to the cost of porting in comparison to potential profits. Or something more well written than that.
"The future is in your hands," Shoupinou told fans, "and I hope you will keep supporting this. I will make a personal objective to make sure every relevant person at Namco Bandai Games is in touch with this formidable effort." From Software's spiritual series, Demon Souls and Dark Souls, have become a surprise hit for the publisher, so adding a third platform would be a wise business move, in Dealspwn's humble opinion. [Namco Bandai]