Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin is a bit of an oddity for PC users. Both the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4 are home to a flood of remasters that look to capitalise on the additional power available in the current-gen console, but when it comes to PC we already expect to have the definitive version, hardware depending.
Nevertheles, the Dark Souls 2 remake will be hitting PC, PlayStation and Xbox One soon, and Bandai Namco has now outlined exactly what the differences are for those looking to pick up this version, as well as detailing a weighty patch hitting for current Dark Souls 2 owners.
Okay, so first things first is patch 1.10 which will be going live February 5ht for PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. This free patch includes additional NPCs, plot, and events, as well as additional item descriptions and adjustments to matching and balance. The full, and pretty expansive, list of changes coming in the patch can be check out here.
What the patch won’t have is the graphical enhancements that are coming to DX11 supported PCs, Xbox One and PlayStation versions. This is included as part of Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin, which includes the aforementioned patch as well as new enemy placement, refined gameplay design, a performance boost, more online players, and all pieces of downloadable content available so far.
So, if you’ve already got the version of Dark Souls 2 that’s on Steam now, if you want to experience the Scholar of the First Sin additions then you’ll need to purchase the title separately. There’s currently no upgrade discount plan in place, but if you haven’t picked up the season pass just yet then it might be a worthwhile upgrade.
Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin is out in April for PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, and Xbox 360.
Are there enough upgrades included with Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin to get you to double dip? Or should the other enhancements have been made available as a free update to current owners?