PS5 Bloodborne port just took a stake to the heart

PS5 Bloodborne port just took a stake to the heart
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Written by 

Tom Chapman

Published 

2nd Feb 2024 12:23

When it comes to legendary games that were one and done, the likes of Bully, Shadow of the Colossus, and The Simpsons: Hit & Run immediately jump to mind. Of course, no list would be complete without mentioning FromSoftware's Bloodborne

FromSoft sequels are nothing new, and while we've been treated to plenty of Armored Core and Dark Souls games, Bloodborne has been left banished to the crypt. More than just a sequel, we're so starved of Bloodborne content, that we'd take anything. Sadly, our hopes have just been dashed once more.

PS5 Bloodborne port was apparently in the works

In this era of remakes, remasters, and requels, Bloodborne continues to be a title on everyone's lips. If Resident Evil 4, The Last of Us Part II, and Metal Gear Solid Delta: Snake Eater can all get a new-gen refresh, why is Bloodborne left locked in the dungeon? 

As the former Senior Editor at Game Informer and Fanbyte, Imran Khan has his ears close to the ground on all things Bloodborne. On ResetEra, Khan brings up known Bloodborne fanatic Lance McDonald. McDonald had previously mentioned a new-gen Bloodborne, while Khan explains, "Bloodborne PC/PS5 was at one point in the works."

Before you get your hopes up and start trying to wishlist a mythical new-gen Bloodborne akin to Bloober's Silent Hill 2 remake, Khan continued, "Haven't heard anything in literal years so I wouldn't hold my breath, but Lance was correct there."

Others pointed to McDonald's previous claims (above) about a PC version of Bloodborne being playable at one point. Unfortunately, nothing has come to pass. While the evidence suggests that something was in the works at some point, there's currently no indication that Bloodborne is coming back. 

Yharnam is calling our name

Bloodborne boss battle 2015
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Khan reiterates in the thread, "No idea what became of it, I'm not optimistic they've been working on it in a corner somewhere," which sounds pretty definitive to us. It's no secret that players are begging for Bloodborne, so it's not like Sony isn't aware of its appeal. 

There's a reason that every time there's a PlayStation State of Play, Bloodborne starts to trend. The appetite is clearly there, even if it's only for a 60 FPS patch, but there's clearly a reason Bloodborne isn't getting the glossy new-gen varnish that so many other titles are.

As for a PC release, the existence of a Bloodborne PC port has been debated for years. Even as Sony powers forward with releasing its exclusives on PC, we hear about the likes of Marvel's Spider-Man 2 and God of War Ragnarok making the leap. Unfortunately for Bloodborne, it seems its blood has been well and truly drained. 

Tom is Trending News Editor at GGRecon, with an NCTJ qualification in Broadcast Journalism and over seven years of experience writing about film, gaming, and television. With bylines at IGN, Digital Spy, Den of Geek, and more, Tom’s love of horror means he's well-versed in all things Resident Evil, with aspirations to be the next Chris Redfield.

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