Ah, the ever elusive Bloodborne 2. Will it ever get made? Does it already exist in some early form? We don't know, but we do know that the internet loves spreading rumours about it. Fortunately, this story isn't based on a rumour -- it comes from the words of FromSoftware president and Father of Souls Hidetaka Miyazaki, who told GameSpot BR in an interview that creating a sequel to Bloodborne simply isn't his call.
"Bloodborne 2… Unfortunately, I'm not the one to decide," says Miyazaki, when asked about a potential follow-up to the PlayStation 4 exclusive.
So what does he mean? Well, Bloodborne was published by Sony, and the PlayStation maker owns the property. The game was also a collaboration between FromSoftware and Sony Japan Studio, so it's highly likely that Miyazaki is saying it's up to Sony to green-light Bloodborne 2.
It's worth noting that Bloodborne was a hit, both critically and commercially, and that's partly why talk of a sequel refuses to fade away. Whispers suggesting that Bloodborne 2 is pencilled in as a PlayStation 5 title are also undying, but there's never been any concrete evidence to back these rumours up.
Would you like to see a Bloodborne 2 at some point? Make some blood-crazed predictions in the comments section below.
I loved Bloodborne so much. An excellent game and perfectly paced. It’s one of the few games I got the platinum for. BB2 would tempt me to get a PS5 for sure 🙌🏻
I find it hard to believe that Sony wouldn’t have had Bloodborne 2 already in development if Fromsoft were fine with doing a sequel. It’s surprising if that’s what Miyazaki is saying because if I remember correctly, it was Miyazaki that said a while back he wanted to take a break from the Soulsborne games for a while and try something different (and then came out with Sekiro after).
I hope Bloodborne 2 is made eventually. Bloodborne is still probably the best game I have played this gen.
I love Bloodborne—bought a PS4 to play that game. Top 5. But not sure I need a sequel. Keep the new IP’s coming. And give us a new Armored Core!!!
I'd prefer FromSoft keep making brand new games. Preferably ones that distance themselves from the now rather old-hat game design of Souls games.
I was surprised how much I liked Bloodborne. I really, really liked it — and I didn’t even last 5 hours into Dark Souls.
I think I would like a Bloodborne 2 if it were done right. I’m not sure just a rehash of the first game’s mechanics with new bosses and weapons in the same Yharnam setting would be enough after what they did with Sekiro. If they could evolve the gameplay a little in some way to make it fresh, then it could be great.
It's not news, is it?
As much as I enjoyed Bloodborne it doesn't need a sequel, everything was wrapped up nicely I just don't see where it could go.
@Shigurui - They could go down the Dark Souls II route of keeping the same basic mechanics and aesthetic, but in a completely different location with all new (well, almost all new) characters and lore.
It's my first and by far my favourite souls game. Part of me thinks it's perfect, leave it alone and do something new, part of me thinks shut up and take my money!!! So confused...
Going over old ground here, we already knew this.
Doesn't hold a candle to Dark Souls in my book but the atmosphere sure was lovely.
@FullMetalWesker A modern day or futuristic take on the franchise.
If Sony makes Bloodborne 2 a PS5 launch title then I will be there day one. It's that simple. Still in my top 3 PS4 games.
Same thing happened with Demon’s Souls and Miyazaki went on to release Dark Souls instead.
I seriously doubt Sony with do a sequel given their history in this.
I would anticipate another Project Beast title from Miyazaki and FROM instead. Something darker and more Lovecraftian
Please get this done. It would be the biggest PS5 megaton imaginable.
I loved BloodBorne even more than the Souls games. I hope they make another one, these SoulsBorne games are in a league of their own.
"Tonight.. Gerhman, joins the hunt.."
I'm with many here. Bloodborne was a complete circle storyline. I don't know that a second game would dilute the first. The old hunters did that in some ways for me and took away some of the shine from the main game. I'm fine with my starting anew every 12 months or so with the game we have
@Ralizah As much as I enjoyed Bloodborne, I agree. I want From Software to do something totally new.
@FullMetalWesker agreed. Doesn’t have to be the same characters or locations.
Dark Souls 2 is my favourite. The amount of content is staggering
If Blue Point is remaking Demon Souls currently i see this being deeper into PS5 life cycle. If they arent and are making something else i dont see why this isnt in the works
What makes you think it is Sony's call?
I am certain From Software's bottom line is much more important.
Multiplatform is way more profitable. Just look at Dark Souls and Sekiro. Why would they allocate resources to a PlayStation exclusive?
Bloodborne 2 on PS5 is a must and a remaster of Bloodborne 1 in 4K 60FPS before that.
I'm not into these games much, although I'm interested in Bloodborne as kind of a one-off or because it's an exclusive for PS4 I might go through some time (as well as "Sekiro" on PC).
But I think it's very likely that like 'Bloodborne' for the PS4, a "Bloodborne 2" will exist for the PS5. - I don't think it will even be like a "cross-over" that will be both on PS4 and PS5, but it will come (or even just be announced) once the PS5 has been out for while. I have little doubt... One of the reason being exactly because it's a powerful seller of a game, especially one to give a system a push if it's exclusive.
But I wish they'd treat their games a bit better in that 'Bloodborne' never got any kind of update, apparently, to take advantage of the "Pro" or anything... It's 30fps and that's what it stays. With the only improvement, that I could find, being the prevention of framerate-drops with the system in Boost Mode. At least there's that, otherwise I might have decided against purchasing 'Bloodborne' already, as I can't stand poor performance.
But as it stands now, I might become another fan... Hopefully a follow-up will bring something new to this type of game, however.
@KeanuReaves You don't think that Sony will pay a good amount of money for exclusivity? I mean, I think Epic would disagree about profitability (although I don't like what they're doing and actually hope they're hurting). And yea, it's not exactly the same thing in that case.
But I think FromSoftware would do exclusivity deals as a company because it's a guaranteed amount of money (up front), rather than relying on money trickling in from different platforms over a longer time, and with that money they could finance productions like say a "Sekiro 2" after a "Bloodborne 2". - Keep in mind they do it both ways; Most of their games are multi-platform, but then you have something like 'Bloodborne'. The reason for that odd exclusivity was probably money and Sony going "We want something like Dark Souls but just for us" and then offering FromSoftware a number.
Of course I don't KNOW this stuff, but that's likely and roughly how it goes.
@Churchy Or at least add to the formula, or break the formula with new stuff actually. I'm not about these slasher "Souls-like" games, so I'd like something different ANYWAY. But I think their dedication to design and so on is admirable. I mean, that's important, and that also doesn't mean it always has to stay the same. - But I'm afraid the director is a little bit of a "one trick pony" in that... this is the kind of game he makes and while people happen to like/love this one trick, that doesn't necessarily translate well into other/different games.
Just look at Kojima, another quirky nerd that happens to be able to sell his stuff to an audience, though with 'Death Stranding' balancing on a fence. Hopefully Miyazaki is a bit more open and flexible when it comes to making games for other people.
Also considering something like 'The Evil Within', which I believe has someone from the original 'Resident Evil' games, it can be done, though those games are FAR apart in time and from different teams as well.
@MicHaeL_MonStaR They might. But From Software as a company only have so many resources in terms of manpower and time to dedicate to a Sony exclusive project. I think from their perspective it is better to go multiplatform than it is to go exclusive for a whole big scale project like that. Sony could entice them with a good deal like Epic, but epic is losing money on their platform on purpose. Fortnight is funding these decisions.
In terms of Bloodborne, I am sure the deal is similar to the Déraciné and Demon's Souls deals where Sony would fund development and give them really good margins as a platform holder. It should also be said the Bloodborne was co-developed by Japan Studio so Sony not only paid for the development, and gave them a good margin deal, they also actively developed the game.
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