Atlus USA, the publisher of Demon's Souls in North America, has stated that following a re-evaluation, it will keep the game's online servers open until at least 2012.
"While it comes at significant cost to us and although it has been over two years since the game revolutionised the notion of multiplayer and online functionality in an RPG, our commitment to the game and the fans that turned it into an incredible success remains as strong as ever," said Aram Jabbari, Atlus USA's PR manager.
"While the reality is that one day the servers will ultimately close due to operation and maintenance costs, that day is not today, nor will it be this year," he continued.
The spiritual successor to Demon's Souls is releasing in a few weeks time. With this version, players on the Xbox 360 will be able to experience the brutal development of From Software.