DARK SOULS Servers Offline; ELDEN RING Fixes Promised

In a tweet, FromSoftware addresses problems PC games are currently having playing the DARK SOULS series. This does not come out and say a vulnerability is at fault, but word that servers are currently offline suggest that is the case, as does the mention of "necessary security measures." Word is the outage will continue until the release of ELDEN RING, on February 25th:
BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment and FromSoftware are aware of the technical difficulties players have experienced with the DARK SOULS suite of games on PC.

We want to thank the entire DARK SOULS community and the players who have reached out to us directly to voice their concerns and offer solutions. Thanks to you, we have identified the cause and are working on fixing the issue.

In addition, we have extended the investigation to ELDEN RING our upcoming title launching on February 25th and have made sure the necessary security measures are in place for this title on all target platforms.

Due to the time required to set up proper testing environments, online services for the DARK SOULS series on PC will not resume until after the release of ELDEN RING. We will continue to do everything we can to bring back these services as soon as possible.

We will make an announcement as soon as the schedule is determined for resuming online services. Please stay tuned to the DARK SOULS social media channels for updates.

Once again, please allow us to share our thanks to you, our passionate community.