It looks like Demon's Souls won't be going dark in North America after all. A statement from Atlus USA has confirmed today that the publisher will keep online servers going "for the foreseeable future."
"We're incredibly excited to be able to announce that the Demon's Souls online experience will persist for a while longer," stated Tim Pivnicny, Vice President of Marketing and Sales. "While it originally seemed as though it would be unfeasible for us to continue to sustain the servers, a number of developments have made it possible for us to continue to invest in and support our fans."
So there you have it - fans win out again this time and Atlus promises that with continued support the game's online service may stay active even longer than thought possible. Keep it up, Demon's Souls fans.