The North American servers for Atlus's game Demon's Souls will not shut down next week as previously announced. Instead, the company says it will continue to support online play for the niche PS3 game. Atlus is known for publishing games that no other company would dare bring to the US because they are very niche and appeal only to a small base of fans of Japanese RPGs.
"We're incredibly excited to be able to announce that the Demon's Souls online experience will persist for a while longer. 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 as they have continued to invest in and support us and Demon's Souls," said Atlus VP Tim Pivicny.
The company had previously announced that it would shut down its servers in North America at the end of the month, May 31. "For all the gamers who have yet to discover the game's amazing online experience, we're happy to say you can still log on and find out why Demon's Souls is still regarded by many as one of the finest games of all time," Pivicny said.