Namco Bandai listens to online petition, makes Dark Souls PC. Namco Bandai to integrate GFWL, receives new petition.
Subject: General Tech | April 17, 2012 - 07:49 PM | Scott Michaud
Tagged: GFWL, Dark Souls
Namco Bandai has announced Dark Souls: Prepare to Die edition for the PC. They then immediately make it clear that they do not understand their PC fans by announcing Games for Windows Live integration. Fans turn to yet another petition.
I must give Namco Bandai credit for their overall great business practice, but sometimes heads just happen to collide with desks.
Dark Souls was released on the PS3 and Xbox 360 recently and was critically lauded for not shying away from difficulty. PC Gamers, desiring a game that would be merciless to them, set up a petition for the game to be ported to their platform of choice. Dark Souls: Prepare to Die was announced earlier this month at least partially in response to the petition.
Unfortunately, Games for Windows Live would be integrated.
No... no... no...
What could the internet do but write another petition? I mean, no sense letting Namco Bandai be confused why their game would not sell as well as the original petition would suggest.
That is one of the problems with fan service: they are your best customers and your harshest critics. If you go in for a penny, you really must go in for a pound. You will be rewarded in kind.
The PC-exclusive Dark Souls: Prepare to Die is expected to launch August 24th.