PC Version of Dark Souls II Looks to be Up to Snuff

Thursday, April 11th, 2013

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Dark Souls II PC Boxart

FromSoftware doesn’t seem to be completely satisfied with the PC port of Dark Souls, and seems to want the PC version of Dark Souls II to be much better.

While I like even the vanilla PC version of the original Dark Souls, there were many in the PC games press who were appalled at such a lackluster port. It was up to fans to make mods to bring it up to a respectable level. While the mods are really good, one has to admit that the PC version of Dark Souls was not all it could be.

Well, at least one good thing came out of that mess: FromSoftware is now highly committed to making the PC version of Dark Souls II the very best that it can be. In a recent interview, Dark Souls II director Yui Tanimura had this to say.

A lot of it was not very well done, sort of half-assed.

Yes, we will definitely put more priority on the PC. Last time, we started working on PC after the console version was complete. This time, because we are considering the PC from the beginning, you can be sure there will be more care put into PC development.

What does that entail? Well, for one thing, a frame rate of 60 frames per second, thanks to a brand new engine. For another, the box art (seen above) says nothing about Games for Windows Live. This doesn’t mean that Games for Windows Live won’t be used, but it may be good news for those who dislike the service.

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About Guy Rainey

I’m Guy Rainey. I’m a hardcore Nintendo fan, a PC enthusiast, and a Sony sympathizer. Also an amateur/aspiring game creator. I love any game that puts story as the main focus of the game, so that means JRPGs are my favorite genre almost by default.




  • There was something up with the PC version of Dark Souls?
    I baaaaaarely noticed

  • I would love a FPS Cap toggleable in the game from 30/60/Unlocked!

    I would also be nice if they upgrade the UI assets beyond 720p this time (Same with FMVs) and made all effects run at Full clip(Full resolution) or some multiple of whatever resolution is chosen by the individual playing. (Unlike games such as Bad Company 2 on PC where most effects like DoF are run at some sub native multiple of 720p and it looks awful)

  • I really, REALLY hope Dark Souls II will be basically DRM-free like the first one was (at least the retail UK version), but I don’t think it’s going to happen, so I’ll probably go console for this game.