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While most Dark Souls players have been busy with the launch of Dark Souls III, Bandai Namco’s fastest-selling game to date, fans of the original Dark Souls are stuck with an odd problem: The PC version of the game’s been offline for a week.

Players began to notice a suspicious lack of bloodstains, the marks left behind by other online players when they die. They quickly realized that the matchmaking servers and all related services, including co-op, weren’t working.

“I’m going through the game now and it really feels different without the online component,” complained Reddit user _Lelantos on the game’s subreddit. “The game feels a bit empty.”

One clue comes from the game’s Steam page, which indicates that Dark Souls was last updated on April 13th—approximately the same time players started experiencing issues. Since Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 players haven’t been affected, it seems likely that a problem with this update is the cause.

Bandai Namco hasn’t officially addressed the issue yet, though a community manager confirmed that the dev team is “aware” of fans’ complaints.

With the recent popularity of Dark Souls III, many new players are picking up Dark Souls for the first time. Hopefully, Bandai Namco will get the servers running for them again soon.

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Emma’s early gaming was mostly done in secret, as the only gamer in a family of normal people. She still retains skills from this dark period in her life, such as the ability to teleport instantly across the house away from the computer, and holds a gold medal in the Olympic sport of “Hide the Gameboy.” Sorry, Mom, now you know. Find her on Twitter @Emma4EGM

The original Dark Souls has been offline for a week without any explanation

The original Dark Souls doesn't just feel empty because of players trying out Dark Souls III—it's actually gone completely offline.

By Emma Schaefer | 04/19/2016 02:45 PM PT

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While most Dark Souls players have been busy with the launch of Dark Souls III, Bandai Namco’s fastest-selling game to date, fans of the original Dark Souls are stuck with an odd problem: The PC version of the game’s been offline for a week.

Players began to notice a suspicious lack of bloodstains, the marks left behind by other online players when they die. They quickly realized that the matchmaking servers and all related services, including co-op, weren’t working.

“I’m going through the game now and it really feels different without the online component,” complained Reddit user _Lelantos on the game’s subreddit. “The game feels a bit empty.”

One clue comes from the game’s Steam page, which indicates that Dark Souls was last updated on April 13th—approximately the same time players started experiencing issues. Since Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 players haven’t been affected, it seems likely that a problem with this update is the cause.

Bandai Namco hasn’t officially addressed the issue yet, though a community manager confirmed that the dev team is “aware” of fans’ complaints.

With the recent popularity of Dark Souls III, many new players are picking up Dark Souls for the first time. Hopefully, Bandai Namco will get the servers running for them again soon.

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About Emma Schaefer

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Emma’s early gaming was mostly done in secret, as the only gamer in a family of normal people. She still retains skills from this dark period in her life, such as the ability to teleport instantly across the house away from the computer, and holds a gold medal in the Olympic sport of “Hide the Gameboy.” Sorry, Mom, now you know. Find her on Twitter @Emma4EGM