The Dark Souls PC Petition Has Namco Bandai's Attention

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Internet petitions are normally as effective in bringing about a desired result as closing your eyes and wishing really hard, but with more than 66.000 signatures accrued in just one week the petition for Namco Bandai to release uber-challenging dungeon crawler Dark Souls on PC seems to have gotten the company's attention.

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Launched last week when a Namco representative on the company's forums suggested that strong enough demand could get the job done, the PC Dark Souls petition has been met with overwhelming response, or at least overwhelming enough for the forum admin to get a visit from his higher-ups.

Admin Shoupinou expressed amazement in a follow-up forum post.

Damn you are amazing!

I honestly wasn't expecting such a massive support. My boss(es) even came to talk to me about this, after it explodes all around the world. If you wanted to have the attention of Namco Bandai Games, now you have it.
The future is in your hands, and I hope you will keep supporting this.

I make a personal objective to make sure every relevant people in Namco Bandai Games is in touch with this formidable effort.

If you've not signed the petition yet, go hit it right now. I'd love to play Dark Souls on PC, plus the flood of ridiculous internet petitions that ensues once one is actually successful is always amusing.

Namco Bandai Admin Response [Namco Bandai Forums, via CVG]

DISCUSSION

Archaotic
Archaotic

While the effort is admirable, I do feel that at some point PC gamers need to bite the bullet and stop stamping their feet like children every time a game doesn't come out on that platform. I've seen people pissing and moaning and calling inFamous 2 a 'shitty game' simply because it doesn't have a PC version. I feel like a lot of PC gamers took Yahtzee's "glorious PC gaming master race" joke WAY too seriously and have basically become, in a way, gaming racists, no better than PS3 fanboys, 360 fanboys or Wii-addicts.

So really, while I suppose I support the idea of Dark Souls getting a PC port and don't really have a problem with the petition, it's not like the game is going to be improved if they do a PC version. It'll have weirder controls (and basically REQUIRE a gamepad) and be playable on Steam, unless EA snaps it up as an Origin exclusive. Just enjoy the game when you get it and maybe next time buy the console version when it comes out instead of whining for months on end? Then everybody wins.