Earlier in April, Namco Bandai announced that its fantasy RPG Dark Souls would be coming to the PC platform on August 24th. At the time, the publisher said the PC port would use Microsoft's Games for Windows Live service. However, a fan backlash against that move may be causing Namco Bandai to think twice about that decision.
An online petition designed to protest using Games for Windows Live for Dark Souls was put in place and so far it has generated over 20,000 digital signatures. The organizers of the petition stated, "GFWL is a poor choice as it is easily cracked by pirates, and users can find many ways to get around it."
Now Edge Online reports that in an interview with Namco Bandai publishing producer Daisuke Uchiyama, he stated, ""[Live] is the established server that we used for the Xbox 360 version - that's the main reason we picked it. But the partnership decision is still ongoing. We might have another announcement soon regarding the platform we'll be using."
Microsoft has already said it has no plans to retire Games for Windows Live, even though it has already announced it plans to bring its Xbox Live console service to Windows 8 later this year.