Japanese developer From Software announced that the PC servers for Dark Souls: Prepare to Die edition have been taken down permanently.
According to a tweet they made, the servers for the Remastered version will be restored. The tweet also said that the PC servers for Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin are now back after ten months of being offline.
This server takedown may be part of From Software’s response to the very serious exploit that was discovered in Dark Souls: Remastered, Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin, and Dark Souls 3.
This exploit allowed hackers to run arbitrary code on your PC, resulting in bricking of devices, leaking of login information, and unwitting bitcoin mining, etc.
The servers for Dark Souls 3 have been restored in August and as mentioned before, the Dark Souls 2 servers are also back. That just leaves Dark Souls 1: Remastered. And it seems that work is being done to bring them back.
A point worth noting is that the exploit was discovered months before the release of Elden Ring but fortunately, that game was unaffected by it and went on to be very well received.
Dark Souls 1: Remastered will most likely get its servers back. As for when that will be, it is currently unknown.