Twitch Plays Dark Souls, Or At Least Tries To
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Thousands of people are now trying to play Dark Souls together on streaming site Twitch. As you might have guessed, it's been pretty tough going so far.
Similar to Twitch Plays Pokemon and Twitch Plays Halo, player movement and combat is mapped to keyboard commands. When hundreds of people are inputting commands within seconds of each other, it leads to some pretty wild behavior noy really conducive to beating an already super-challenging game.
Right now, players are stuck in a dungeon and are being assault by arrows. It only took about a minute when I started watching to see the famous "You Died" screen. Take a look at the video below.
While Twitch Plays Pokemon players were eventually able to beat the game, the same might not be true for Dark Souls. Even the video's title--"Can Twitch Play Dark Souls?"--doesn't sound very positive about it.
But try they will, and you'll be able to watch every minute of their attempt live on Twitch.
The next Dark Souls game is Dark Souls III, developed by From Software and due to launch in 2016 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. GameSpot recently sat down with director Hidetaka Miyazaki for an in-depth interview about the game and more.