Dark Souls Remastered Test Hits Xbox And PS4 (But It's Not Live Yet)

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While fans will have to wait a while longer for Dark Souls to hit the Switch, you can at least start downloading the test version of the remaster on Xbox and PS4 today.

The test version of Dark Souls REMASTERED is available for download now on PS4 and Xbox One.

The test itself will only run for two days, May 11 and May 12, and will only run from 2000-2300 AEST each night. And while the entire download is only a few gigabytes, anyone who has had to deal with the torment of Australian internet will appreciate the extra pre-load time.

The Dark Souls REMASTERED test is free for all, although you will need Xbox Live / PS+. Microsoft's listing adds that the game is enhanced for the Xbox One X as well, which is a nice touch.

Those playing on PC can ... well, you can just play the original Dark Souls. The remastered version will be released on PC come May 25, and all platforms (including the Switch) will have dedicated multiplayer servers from launch.

What To Expect From The Dark Souls Remaster

For some, Dark Souls with Durante's excellent DSFix mod is just fine. But for others, only a proper remaster will do for something as iconic as Dark Souls. So if you're curious to see what's changed or updated in Dark Souls. Remastered, the answer is. well, not a huge amount.

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    I think this is the first time one of these tests had come to an Xbox!

      Wonder why? It’s the tumbleweed of consoles

    Are those times right? Other sites are reporting it as six-hour windows on each day. Yours is a three-hour window...

    Time is longer than that, on PS4 at least:

    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


    So that would be what 11am till 5pm EST, on the 12th and 13th. Good weekend ahead.

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