Dark Souls II PS3 network test delayed

Namco indefinitely delays testing period due to "unforeseen issues."

Namco Bandai has indefinitely delayed the Dark Souls II network test in North and South America, the developer wrote on its Facebook page earlier this morning.

"Due to unforeseen issues, the North and South American PS3 Dark Souls Network Test has been indefinitely delayed," Namco wrote. "We thoroughly apologize for the inconvenience and will be rescheduling the test so that everyone who downloaded the client can participate for the full duration."

"Again, we are very sorry. We'll know more about the next test soon and will post updates here."

Dark Souls II launches for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC in March 2014. The beta testing period has been announced only for PS3. For more, check out GameSpot's previous coverage of Dark Souls II.

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servb0ts
servb0ts

I played it 3 hours on oct 13th, I'm good just wait for the actual game to [platinum my 3rd Souls game on PS3.

archlvt
archlvt

Eddie Makuch, posting the redundant as usual.  


Anyone who this information would be relevant to, already knew about all of this at 4am EST  when the stress test was actually going on.  I guarantee every single person in that beta was checking facebook and twitter for updates.


Also, if you're going to post irrelevant information, at least include the fact that the next stress test is on November 10th at the same time as this test was.  That's really the only important bit of info that some people might have missed.

euphoric666
euphoric666

You are definitely forgiven Namco Bandai, take your time to fix whatever it takes to fix, because I believe that it should not have much to do in a game as amazing as this. 

King9999
King9999

The next test is supposed to be on November 10.

I don't understand the "unforseen issues" bit.  I thought it was because the Americas has version 1.01, while everyone else had version 1.03, and they neglected to roll out the update?

Sundberg_man
Sundberg_man

haha i love the indefinitley part xD It's like they're saying ''yeah lets see in a year or two guys we just don't know'' :D

everson_rm
everson_rm

Damm, I was awake till 5 am (my local time), one hour after the beta begin to play it and i couldn't... :(

theproductofboredom
theproductofboredom

its obvious the stress test wasn't for the servers.  It was for the fanbase.


Ripper_TV
Ripper_TV

Eddie!!! Change the picture. 


Snakepond1
Snakepond1

Don't be a free beta tester for Namco. Just wait for the final release of the game.

santinegrete
santinegrete

Better now that in the release times. :)

Diegoctba
Diegoctba

This game is so difficult, i tried Demon's Souls and could not pass of the first enemy, not because of my skills, i'm a pro gamer, i finished all Call of Duty campaigns since Modern Warfare, the game that it's broken.

GameYakuza
GameYakuza

I played it in France, and the online was broken anyway. I played the level, but could not leave or see summon signs. So, better wait for a better thing.

MatthewSnyder86
MatthewSnyder86

I was on the beta menu, constantly saying " there are no rooms" , thank goodness it wasn't just me. 

CaveManCobb
CaveManCobb

I saw PS and delayed and almost lost my shit. 

nasser_m200
nasser_m200

well I don't wana try or see any beta gameplay.  Wana enjoy it full at lunch :D

just hope to see all new magic/faith spells :D

Sefrix
Sefrix moderator moderator

I have a friend that was really bummed he couldn't play it as he was away from his console over the weekend. He'll be relieved lol. 

stage4saiyan
stage4saiyan

Bummer. Or well, thank god for football.

JBStone1981
JBStone1981

Oh good, so it wasn't just me. Stayed up til 2 AM local time just to play, and couldn't connect. 

Brazucass
Brazucass

What is the channel to ask the questions? I guess that NarutoFanxxxx know it very well

_Judas_
_Judas_

I spent two hours playing the CBT. You get to choose between 5 different characters (warrior, soldier, magician etc.) and get to play around with a very small portion of the map. The game looks exactly the same as Dark Souls. Enemies are the same, mostly. You have your zombies/dredglings, knights in various forms, and some bigger enemies. You also get to fight a boss in the CBT, the "Executioner's Chariot".
I'm hoping for many changes to the game when it is released in March, especially to the graphics. Also I couldn't get totally immersed in the experience as we are given a character and dropped (?) straight into thr game, but this being CBT, this was expected. After playing the CBT, sadly to say, I feel a bit disappointed...

arqe
arqe

i mean , who expected anything related to ps works just in time ?

Gamer_4_Fun
Gamer_4_Fun

The whole beta is a terrible terrible joke at this point. I believe the European gamers can do a public beta test for only 3 hours? lol

DiamondDM13
DiamondDM13

Pretty sure it's November 10th or 12th. They were displaying a message in the Beta while i was playing that had the date. Also, the European Beta worked, but didn't really manage to summon of get summoned at all..

x-2tha-z
x-2tha-z

The UK test was too early. I slept through it.

Samparksh
Samparksh

First to comment,now where's my cookie?

TheWatcher000
TheWatcher000

@archlvt Please tell me you really don't think what Captain Clickbait does is journalism.

You seem much more intelligent than that.  :)

cinerius
cinerius

@Ripper_TV

I'm glad to see I'm not the only one who finds it kinda creepy!

TenraiSenshi
TenraiSenshi

@Diegoctba I'm just going to assume this is an obvious troll post, because I think if it wasn't, my mind just might implode. @__@

Slim_Lyrics
Slim_Lyrics

@Diegoctba 8.5/10. That's a very good bit of trolling, you'll easily catch a lot of fish with it. 

tsunami2311
tsunami2311

@Diegoctba COD series isnt hard in anyway the whole FPS scene as whole is turned into the easiest game type ever it nothing like fps from earlier generations (there is nothing hard about a game you can hide behind a wall and regen your health) . You want hard go play games the like of Ninja Gaiden on hard/Master. Or better yet go play the old NES games. 

Manlymike17
Manlymike17

@Diegoctba I can't tell if this is a troll post or not... I'm going to take it as not a troll post though.

Demon's Souls is in an entirely different genre from the CoD series. It doesn't matter how good you are at dancing if your role is to sing, so to speak. The DS series is meant to test your wits and, yes, kill you frequently. You have to learn from your past mistakes and know what is around every corner, because even the weakest of enemies has deadly potential against the unprepared.

Action games have Ninja Gaiden, RPGs have the Demon's Souls series,and as far as shooters go I feel there isn't one specific series that is the hardest, but if you want more difficulty in them try Perfect Dark Zero on dark agent or try pretty much any of the Rainbow Six games.

Big_DogXL
Big_DogXL

I think it comes first for who have subscribe in ps+

MjnE
MjnE

@arqe here in europe the beta worked very well and was exactly in the promised timeslot (as expected).

DanielL5583
DanielL5583

@Gamer_4_Fun It's not 'public' per se - you needed a PlayStation Plus membership to have been able to play it.

GameYakuza
GameYakuza

@Samparksh you mean the cookie for "I have no life and I spend all my time hitting F5 on some news page"?

Vaelore
Vaelore

@MjnE @arqe  

What the hell? I played the beta and live in the EU. Yet the beta wasn't working either, at least not the multiplayer aspect, since no one was able to summon. So are you saying I, who is from the EU, somehow DLed the NA version of the game or joined the NA servers?

faceless-mask
faceless-mask

@Vaelore @MjnE @arqe Quite possibly, considering the fact that ENB himself played on the NA version of the beta, and he lives in Japan. 

blobby-blobby
blobby-blobby

@Vaelore @MjnE @arqe  

So you was playing it but just couldn't summon?