Dark Souls on PC could happen with petition, says Namco admin

Want to see Dark Souls on PC? Although far from official, a Namco Bandai staff member indicated a PC version could have a shot at happening if fans can produce a petition proving there's an actual demand for the port.

Responding to requests for a PC adaptation of From Software's punishing action role-playing game in Namco Bandai's forums, an administrator by the name of Shoupinou told one fan a show of community support may actually make a difference, writing, “There is always possibilities to have games adapted on PC and the good news is that Dark Souls is not a 100% typical console game so the adaptation is possible. Now to make things happen, let's say the demand has to be properly done. someone to make a successful petition?”

Rock, Paper, Shotgun recently responded to the challenge by setting up its own online petition, which at time of publishing has ballooned to over over 47K signatures. Unfortunately, Namco has caught wind of Shoupinou's suggestion and is calling the possibility of a PC port nothing more than a “rumor” for now.

Whether or not the petitioning goes anywhere is anyone's guess, but at least Namco Bandai has shown it's listening. That said, if you're still determined to get your ass handed to you on PC, it can't hurt to sign on the virtual line.


  • HitmanSB07 - January 10, 2012 6:27 a.m.

    I doubt they'll release it, purely out of fear. Unless it gets far more signatures, there's no guarantee that the game won't be pirated by a good percentage of those people that have signed.
  • Lucas - January 9, 2012 12:52 p.m.

    I'm a PC player, and I'm here to say thank you guys :)
  • Psychaberration - January 9, 2012 11:14 a.m.

    Yes. Dark souls PC + hopefully an SDK = mod content. imagine a new "expert level" dark souls campaign. EXPERT LEVEL DARK SOULS! We can't yet fathom what would be in store for us
  • Defguru7777 - January 9, 2012 11 a.m.

    Signed because if PC players want to play Dark Souls, they should be able to. Hope it makes a difference.
  • kor2disturbed - January 9, 2012 10:38 a.m.

    I'm not a PC gamer but I had to sign it, It's not fair that PC players haven't had a chance to experience Dark Souls. I truly, truly hope that this works.
  • Sy87 - January 9, 2012 10:29 a.m.

    I finish the game and still working on another play through. I played some on the pc and I find it a hard idea to play this game without a controller. I guess there are people that are better at typing then me and I am fairly good. How would that work do they just use a controller themselves?
  • SideOfBeef - January 9, 2012 10:16 a.m.

    I'd actually really like to see this. Dark Souls and Bastion were the only reasons I used a console last year; Bastion has already moved over to PC, and if Dark Souls did as well that would simplify my life a whole lot. Anyways, a weird hardcore game like Dark Souls seems to fit the PC downloadable market better than consoles.

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