Is there a Bloodborne 2? Here’s what Sony and FromSoftware say
Jul 14, 2022
Many who have played Bloodborne are desperate for a follow-up for the PlayStation 4 classic. But is there any actual hope for a Bloodborne 2?
Developer FromSoftware has redefined itself from being a mech shooter factory to one of the most respected studios in the gaming industry. While FromSoftware was once defined by the mass production of mediocre titles, in 2022 the studio is beloved. This has largely been driven by the Dark Souls series, but other top titles have helped reinforce this reputation.
Though games like Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice have come and gone with fans accepting that they likely won’t return, but that isn’t the case with all of them. Fans still badly want a follow-up to Hidetaka Miyazaki’s gothic horror masterpiece Bloodborne. So is there any word on a Bloodborne 2? Here’s what we know.
Is there going to be a Bloodborne 2?
Neither FromSoftware nor Sony have directly indicated that a Bloodborne 2 is in development, despite being asked many times.
Though games will often wind up deep into development before being revealed, this may not be the case with a prospective Bloodborne 2. In a recent interview, Hidetaka Miyazaki discussed FromSoftware’s future plans and its ongoing development efforts.
The interview references three games being in development within FromSoftware in 2018. One became Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, one what would become Elden Ring, and the third is now set to be released in the near future. Odds are that this new title is meant to be a smaller project, as FromSoftware likely doesn’t have the capacity to juggle the development of three separate AAA titles.
Whatever FromSoftware’s next project is, it’s likely in an early stage of development. Though it’s hypothetically possible that a sequel may be sourced out to another studio like with the remake of Demon’s Souls, this could make for a radically different game should From Software not be the studio crafting Bloodborne 2.
Will there be a Bloodborne Remastered?
When it comes to the foreseeable future, a Bloodborne Remastered is much more likely than a Bloodborne 2.
Whether it’s a PlayStation 5 remaster with improved performance or just a direct port to PC, fans have much greater cause for optimism on this front. FromSoftware has released performance updates that improve framerates for Dark Souls 3 on PlayStation 4 Pro, PlayStation 5, and the Xbox Series X/S. It’s uncertain why Bloodborne hasn’t received similar treatment. Data miner and modder Lance McDonald has created a homebrew 60 FPS mod for Bloodborne and noted that it would be little trouble for FromSoftware to do the same.
One possible explanation for this update not coming to Bloodborne is to increase the value of a future remaster for the game. Simply adding 4K support to Bloodborne may not move the needle for many. Having a version that also runs at 60 FPS on PlayStation 5 makes for a much better sales pitch.
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