The “Dark Souls II” release date won’t be for a few months after the game is released on consoles, a producer with Namco Bandai said in a report a few days ago.
Digital Spy, citing producer Takeshi Miyazoe, reported that the date will “hopefully” be confirmed within a month.
He said the date will come “shortly after” the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on March 11 in the United States and March 14 in Europe.
“It’s tough to say,” Miyazoe has told Digital Spy a few days ago. “We’re still working on it at this point. I’m not going to say months. I hope it’s weeks.”
He said Namco has to work on PC-related features, including resolutions and key mapping.
“The PC audience was an eye-opener for us,” Miyazoe added in reference to porting “Dark Souls.”
“We did do the PC port based on the fan petition and fan feedback. We were really happy for that, and we did our best to try and support the game as best as possible,” he said. “But at the same time, we did realize the PC fan base and the PC audience really have high expectations for what a PC game should be. So for ‘Dark Souls 2‘, we’ll do our best to try and fulfill the basics of what the game should have.”
Gamespot earlier this month reported that the PC release date could be May 31. The website cited an Amazon listing, but noted that it could be inaccurate.
The PC version on Amazon is $60, but Gamespot stressed that game publishers usually don’t release games on weekends as May 31 is on Saturday. It noted that the game is coming on the last day of the month, which is also suspicious.
From Software has said that the PC version will come shortly after consoles.