Dark Souls Prepare To Die Edition Being Removed From Steam Tomorrow
Today is the last day you will be able to purchase Dark Souls: Prepare To Die Edition on Steam, the PC release of the original Dark Souls. According to publisher Namco Bandai, the Steam version will be pulled tomorrow in preparation for Dark Souls: Remastered releasing on May 25.
This is only being done on PC, since it’s the only platform where both versions exist. Tomorrow, May 9, Prepare to Die Edition vanishes from the Steam store.
Dark Souls Remastered will go live instead, but that won’t happen until the release day of May 25. The remaster is priced $40, but owners of the original release get it at 50% off .
Seeing as Prepare to Die Edition is priced $20 on Steam, it may not make much sense to buy it now for the discount later, since that would save you no money compared to paying the $40 at launch.
Dark Souls: Remastered isn’t hugely changed over the original, sharpening up textures, fancying up lighting, and making minor tweaks including adding Dark Souls III-style password matchmaking, building an extra bonfire near the skeletal blacksmith, increasing the online player limit to six, letting people pop a load of consumables in one go, and such. Couple that with built-in support for resolution options that had to be modded into Prepare To Die and yeah, indicators are that it’s probably the version you’ll want to play.
But maybe you do want the original. This is RPS’s official best RPG, after all. It’s a fine piece of history in an industry which has a tendency to, uh, pull history from sale so it can sell a mildly improved new version. And Remastered may yet turn out to have some iffy changes. We don’t know if all the weird and wonderful mods will even work with Remastered either.
Dark Souls Remastered will feature a string of updates that include minor graphical enhancements such as high-quality lighting and high-res textures, and welcome gameplay changes such as improvements on password matchmaking (akin to Dark Souls III), being able to cash loads of consumables simultaneously, and support for different screen resolutions, a feature that the original lacked.
Dark Souls Remastered will be released on May 25 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One, with a Nintendo Switch version coming later.