Ah, Bloodborne. One of Sony’s most beloved PlayStation exclusive games, and arguably one of its most neglected. The action RPG, developed by FromSoftware and now-defunct Japan Studio, is widely regarded as one of the best games of the last generation, and that’s despite its somewhat shoddy technical performance. Long loads and a choppy framerate leave fans wishing Sony would do something to improve things, but it hasn’t. Lance McDonald, a modder who got the game running smoothly, says it’d be easy.
Writing in a short thread on Twitter, McDonald has reiterated that Sony has all it needs to get Bloodborne on PS4 updated, or to produce a PS5/PC port or remake. According to the modder, who knows the game inside and out, an update to the PS4 game to get it running at 60 frames-per-second “is 2 lines of code that need changing”.
In the same message, McDonald says Japan Studio had a version of the game running on Windows 7 prior to its closure, though of course that never went anywhere. “I’ve seen it,” he says. Presuming Sony still has access to this version, a PC port is certainly within the realm of possibility — whether it happens is another matter.
McDonald ultimately signs off on a hopeful note, saying work on some sort of Bloodborne update — whether a patch, a PS5 revival, a PC port — is “very likely” in the works. What do you think? Are you still holding out hope for Bloodborne to return? Fear the old blood in the comments section below.