Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition servers will not be brought back online for PC
Back in January, the official Dark Souls Twitter account confirmed that the online servers for the series on PC would be taken down in order to investigate reports of a security exploit linked to the games' netcode. While servers for Dark Souls III eventually returned online last month, alongside an announcement today that Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin's servers has joined it, comes the confirmation that when Dark Souls: Remastered's servers go back up in the future - the original PC release of Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition won't be joining them, due to an "aging system".
While Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition was unlisted around the same time as Dark Souls: Remastered's release, it's worth noting that the Remaster came with a number of graphical changes. For some fans of the series, the original PC release of Dark Souls - alongside DSFix - has remained the preferable experience since. With today's announcement, soon the only version of the original Dark Souls playable with multiplayer on PC will be the remaster.
Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition was released on PC on August 24, 2012.