Hey there Dark Soul fans. You all would be happy to know that Dark Souls 2 has been officially set for release on the 11th of March in North America and on the 14th of March in Europe. The title is going to be available for both the PS3 and the Xbox 360. It seems the PC version will be released later but should follow soon, said the developers From Software.
The game’s director Yui Tanimura had previously explained the reason for the delay in an interview with Eurogamer where he said, “
"In terms of the PC version, how we make the PC version optimal in Dark Souls 2 we're still working on what options we allow players to have in order for players to customize the spec of the PC version."
"Our goal is to release the PC version in the same window. For the PC version we're simply saying March - we're trying our best for PC and console. The reason we can't announce the specific date is we're working on more options on how to make the PC version optimal."
Previously, the original Dark Souls also was released at a later date on the PC with the Prepare to Die edition. However that version ran with lower resolution textures but was quickly fixed by fans. Mr. Tanimura said that this problem should not be recurring this time with Dark Souls 2.
"With the first Dark Souls, the development team started work on the console version before the PC version, and because of that there were less options for the development team to make the PC version more optimal in terms of resolution and so on," Tanimura said. "With Dark Souls 2, the team's working on console and PC at the same time, so there shouldn't be an issue with how optimal it will be on day one."
If you were wondering whether it will be coming out for the PS4 and Xbox 360 you might be in luck as he mentioned the will to work with the next-gen consoles. "I think it has to be decided for next generation consoles like Xbox One and PS4. My personal opinion as creator is that I'm really interested in next generation and I'm willing to make games for PS4 and Xbox One."