Players who might be interested in Dark Souls: Remastered - but are unsure whether they want to invest the cash to get their rear-ends handed to them over and over - will be able to get a taste of the game when the Dark Souls: Remastered network test runs next weekend.
The test client is available to download right now, for both PlayStation and Xbox, and will continue to be available until May 8th. This means that those who want to participate in the network test (and check out the game for free) will have to plan ahead, so you might want to consider just hopping online now to start the download.
According to a post on the PlayStation Blog, “The actual test will run May 11th and May 12th in the Americas from 6:00pm PDT through 12:00am PDT. The test will take players through the Undead Parish area where they will be able to check out the new updated resolution (1080p for PS4 and 4K on PS4 Pro), the 60fps framerate, as well as the new six-player multiplayer for the series’ PVP and co-op gameplay.”
That PVP area has me pretty nervous. I’m going to try this out, but I’m a Dark Souls noob, so I don’t see much hope for my survival when pitted against series veterans. I have a feeling there will be a lot of axes bouncing off my face.
The full release of Dark Souls: Remastered releases on May 25th.