Fans who played Dark Souls on PC may be able to save a bit of money when Dark Souls: Remastered launches.
FromSoftware has officially announced that any players who own the PC game Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition on Steam will get a 50 percent discount on Dark Souls: Remastered when it launches in May. That’s because the Prepare to Die edition’s days are numbered; the game will be delisted from Steam on May 8th. People who already own the game will still be able to redownload and play it, but any future fans looking to buy Dark Souls will be directed to Dark Souls: Remastered.
Essentially, this means that owners of the Prepare to Die Edition can “upgrade” to Dark Souls: Remastered by getting the new game for roughly $20, a price more befitting the graphical, multiplayer, and quality of life upgrades in the remastered version than buying what’s basically the same game twice.
Unfortunately, there’s no such discount available for console players at the moment, since there was no previous version of Dark Souls for such players to upgrade from on the new generation of consoles.
Dark Souls: Remastered releases on May 25th for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, and will arrive on the Nintendo Switch later in the summer. Pre-orders for the game are open now.