Dark Souls PC will not support in-game voice chat

Thursday, 21st June 2012 16:49 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Minimum system requirements for Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition released earlier suggested the PC release would utilise a microphone during multiplayer. Namco has said the listing was in error, as the game does not support in-game voice chat.

EvilAvatar spotted the specs on GameStop, but they also appear on the game’s Steam store page.

The inclusion of a microphone would have run counter to From Software’s past approach to multiplayer in both Demon’s Souls and the console version of Dark Souls; both games failed to include voice support and the developer discouraged planned encounters with friends.

That said, Dark Souls’ use of covenants helped like-minded players find co-operative buddies, and improved matchmaking was promised for the PC version.

Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition launches on PC in late August, and includes new content which will release as DLC for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions.



  1. Gekidami

    lol The PC getting another port.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Dragonborn

    did they say that the frame rate will be locked at 30fps ?
    i remember reading something like that a while ago ..

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Talkar

    ^It most likely will. As they’ve stated from the beginning, this isn’t going to be a great port. Which one can hardly blame them for given how short a time they have to port it. I’m still going to get it though :P

    #3 3 years ago
  4. Telepathic.Geometry

    They admitted that they didn’t have the time, money or frankly the expertise to do a PC port justice, but added that they hoped the extra content would compensate, I think that if you’re a PC gamer with no other way to play this game, you owe it to yourself to check it out! Quality game!

    *ahem* I platted it *ahem*

    #4 3 years ago
  5. silkvg247

    Anything under 40fps gives me a headache, always has.

    So as much as I want it, it’ll be a no sale unelss there’s a workaround for that cap (such as a config tweak).

    #5 3 years ago
  6. YoungZer0

    @3: How much time did they have exactly?

    @4: I don’t know, i mean the market is full of shitty ports. What makes that one different? The possibility of Games for Windows Live? A service known for charging for patches (Which means we will never see any for Dark Souls) and also the fact that it’s responsible for corrupt savefiles.

    #6 3 years ago
  7. absolutezero

    I don’t understand why they never just handed it out to a third party to port it over. There are firms that specialise in this area of PC development. They primarily work on porting things. It might have even made for a better game in the long run.

    #7 3 years ago
  8. YoungZer0

    @7: Because they are big, stupid jelly-fishes.

    #8 3 years ago
  9. Stardog

    It’s kind of stupid, because you can fake the mic on PC and play system sounds or music instead.

    #9 3 years ago
  10. SolomanAu

    @5 what like normal tv??? must be a hard life

    #10 3 years ago
  11. Da Man

    Oh no, our beautiful hardcore masterpiece has been brutally pclized.

    #11 3 years ago
  12. absolutezero

    Its a mistake.

    There is no chat in Dark Souls PC.

    #12 3 years ago
  13. Stephany Nunneley

    What @12 said. Post has been updated and moved up.

    #13 3 years ago
  14. Edo

    System requirements for Dark Souls:
    OS: Windows XP , Windows Vista, Windows 7, or newer
    Processor: 2.6 GHz Dual-Core
    Memory: 1 GB (XP), 2GB (Vista/7)
    Hard Disk Space: 4 GB
    Video Card: 512 MB RAM, ATI Radeon 4850 or higher, NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT or higher

    #14 3 years ago

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