We’ve been injured before. In 2020, rumors of a Bloodborne PC release flew around with such passion that it almost seemed certain. Why shouldn’t Sony’s biggest hits come to PC after Horizon Zero Dawn? Dark Souls was hugely successful on Steam. The audience was ready. But every gaming event of the year came and went without a Bloodborne PC announcement. It’s been a bad year.
But maybe 2021 will get better. Is this the year of a Bloodborne PC port? We don’t know for sure, but a new Sony interview shows more PlayStation ports are on the way, and last year’s Bloodborne rumors give us hope. Here’s everything we know right now.
According to the PlayStation CEO, more PC ports are coming
In an interview with GQ Magazine in February 2021, Jim Ryan casually confirmed that Sony is bringing more of its first-party games to PC. “Especially in the second half of the PS4 cycle, our studios made some wonderful, great games,” said Ryan. “There is an opportunity to bring these great games to a wider audience and see the economics of game development, which is not always easy. The cost of making games increases with each cycle as the IP caliber has improved. Die Ease of making it available to non-console owners has grown, so it’s a pretty easy decision for us. “
The first exclusive PlayStation to hit PC this year appears to be Days Gone, and no more have been announced so far. God of War seems likely as a PC port will only spark more interest in the PlayStation 5 sequel.
But what about Bloodborne?
It wasn’t mentioned, but that doesn’t mean much. A complicated factor is FromSoftware as a developer. From is busy making Elden Ring, nor is it an in-house Sony studio like the developers of most first-party games. Is that a problem for a Bloodborne PC port? Hopefully not insurmountable.
The big rumor of 2020 was a Bloodborne remaster for PC and PS5
In June 2020, streamer CaseyExplosion tweeted that Port Studio QLOC would announce a Bloodborne PC port at a PS5 event. The event was delayed, and when it finally happened Bloodborne was MIA. 2020 ended with no sign that the rumor was ever more than a rumor.
What was announced was a PS5 remake of Demon’s Souls, another FromSoftware game. Was that what the rumors were all about? It’s possible even though Demon’s Souls was developed by Bluepoint Games and a Dark Souls Youtuber said QLOC is not working on a Bloodborne port.
That seemed to suppress the rumors pretty much, but CaseyExplosion was convinced that Bloodborne is still out there and on the move.
For those of you joining me right now, yes Bloodborne * will * be coming to the PC, I have had it verified by a very trustworthy source and I have great confidence in the company making the port, you will not be disappointed. It really happens. pic.twitter.com/Gik2QA5J5qJune 4, 2020
Could it still happen? For sure. Were these 2020 rumors based on real, accurate information? Maybe, but it sure looks less likely as more time goes by. So far there have been no significant leaks or signs of a Bloodborne remaster taking place, just whispers. Everyone wants Bloodborne on PC. For now we just have to wait.