Is Bloodborne Getting a Remake/Remaster?

News March 28, 2024, 2:07 pm

Hidetaka Miyazaki, the renowned Japanese game designer/director known for his work on Souls games such as Dark Souls and Demon’s Souls, has also been instrumental in the creation of Bloodborne and the highly acclaimed Elden Ring. He believes that the experience gzained from making previous games has contributed to the superiority of these recent games; Particularly Bloodborne, a game which he holds in high regards.

In a recent interview, Miyazaki stated that he had plans for Dark Souls and Demon’s Souls in mind but wasn’t able to implement them until Bloodborne. 

Because in the case of Bloodborne, Miyazaki addressed several issues present in his earlier games. For instance, the armor parameters in Demon’s Souls and Dark Souls were a constant source of problems for players. The issue of armor in Dark Souls was somewhat solved and the creators built an upgrade mechanism for it, but again, it was not very practical due to the limited resources.

However, in Bloodborne, these parameters were calculated as a percentage, which increased with character upgrades to maintain balance. 

Numerous Rumors

A credible internal source says that a remake of the Bloodborne game for the PS6 console is in the planning stages. Most likely, the remake of this title will go through development stages with the aim of being released as a launch for Sony’s tenth-generation console.

I’m a Hero Too, a famous internal source, mentioned in his new talks that a Bloodborne remake for PS6 has been planned. He also pointed out that initially, Bluepoint Games studio started this project, but it may have been transferred to another studio. Furthermore, this source revealed that the PC version of the Bloodborne game was developed a long time ago, but Sony did not release it for some unspecified reasons.

Despite the critical acclaim and incredible sales success of Bloodborne, it has remained a PlayStation 4 exclusive, with no dedicated PS5 version or availability on other consoles. Fans have been desperate for a remake for years now. Miyazaki recently responded to the overwhelming fan demand for a Bloodborne remake. However, he stopped short of confirming or denying that one might ever materialize. He stated that while he holds Bloodborne very dear and is thrilled by the passionate fanbase, the decision to remake the game isn’t up to FromSoftware, but rather Sony, who owns Bloodborne. 

I think having new hardware is definitely a part of what gives these remakes value, Things you weren’t able to achieve on previous generations of hardware, ways you weren’t able to render specific expressions – [new hardware] sometimes makes it possible.

We simply don’t own the IP at FromSoftware. For me personally, it was a great project, and I have a lot of great memories for that game, but we’re not at liberty to speak of it.  – Miyazaki

The interest is clearly high as when Sony started a poll on Twitter/X on March 11 titled “Which game is the best PlayStation exclusive?” Players could see games like The Last of Us, Uncharted 4, God of War, and others; but one major absence specifically caught attention; the masterpiece from FromSoftware, Bloodborne.

Players on the Bloodborne subreddit, who are still eagerly awaiting a remake or remaster, or PC port of the game, were also very upset about this neglection on Sony’s part.

Something to Look Forward to

Now, moving on to Elden Ring, it has been two years since its launch, and fans are eagerly awaiting its first expansion, Shadow of the Erdtree. This expansion is touted as the biggest DLC FromSoftware has ever created. It introduces a new open field map, which is larger than the game’s opening area, Limgrave. The expansion also features a new leveling system that will likely change how players approach difficult challenges with bosses and mini-bosses. 

The Shadow of the Erdtree DLC is set to release on June 21, 2024. The expansion is expected to provide an “Elden Ring-like experience,” with a huge map to explore, full of complex dungeons and massive monsters. 

Miyazaki’s continuous learning and improvement from past games have not only led to the success of Bloodborne but are also expected to contribute to the upcoming Elden Ring DLC, Shadow of the Erdtree. 


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