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Dark Souls' transition to Steam from Games for Windows delayed to December

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Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition's transition from Games for Windows Live to Steam is going to take a little longer, publisher Bandai Namco said today. The migration of game saves and achievements is now expected to happen in December.

"We are working hard to finalize the process to move your Dark Souls: Prepare to Die saves and achievements to Steam," Bandai Namco said in an update on Steam. "We need to conduct additional testing and we are now hoping to begin this process in December. We'll have more information in the coming weeks."

Bandai Namco announced in October it would give owners of the Windows PC version of Dark Souls the option to redeem their existing Games for Windows Live tokens on Steam to get a copy of the game at no additional cost. And for a limited time, players would be able to migrate their progress.

Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition has been a holdout among games that have shifted from Microsoft's Games for Windows Live to Valve's Steamworks. Bandai Namco said earlier this year it planned to keep the PC version of the game "fully functional" on GFWL, but was "seeking avenues to continue support and ensure the functionality of Dark Souls on other services."

Bandai Namco and Dark Souls developer From Software recently announced a new version of the game's sequel for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Dark Soul 2: Scholar of the First Sin will come to consoles and PC next April.