Evidence of an Unreleased Bloodborne PC Version Surfaces Online
It appears that Bloodborne has a working PC version, and there is some evidence online to prove it. Fans have long lamented the fact that Bloodborne has not arrived on PC even 8 years after it first released, and developer FromSoftware has made no mention of porting the game to other platforms. However, this does not preclude the existence of a PC version, even if the studio has no intention of releasing it at this time. Not long ago there were rumors about a Bloodborne PC port that were quickly refuted, much to the dismay of those who believe it is long overdue.
Bloodborne is considered one of the best PlayStation Souls-likes, and many PC gamers would love the game to one day get the same treatment as other PlayStation hits like Spider-Man and The Last of Us: Part 1, even if the latter arrived in a poorly optimized state. FromSoftware appears to have no intention of looking back as it gears up to release Armored Core 6: Fires of Rubicon later this year. The studio also has some DLC in the works for Elden Ring, its latest game that was crowned Game of the Year at the 2022 The Game Awards.
Lance McDonald, credited for creating the Bloodborne 60fps patch, noticed an interesting detail about a screenshot on the fandom Wiki, specifically the screenshot for Oil Pitchers. The screenshot was contributed to the Bloodborne Wiki by Marcos Domenech who worked as an environment artist at FromSoftware from 2013 to 2017. Incidentally, Bloodborne is considered one of the best games that makes use of environmental storytelling. The screenshot file name uses the naming convention “SPRJ-win64,” which is reportedly used for screenshots taken from the debug menu.
Bloodborne: The Old Hunters Edition running on PC spotted. pic.twitter.com/dbtdkVvUVg
— Lance McDonald (@manfightdragon) May 21, 2023
The existence of this screenshot appears to confirm that Bloodborne has a full-blown PC version since it was taken in Fishing Hamlet, which is an area only accessible as part of the “Old Hunters” DLC. Lance has also claimed that he has seen the game running on a PC in a private setting, and is using his discovery to back up this claim.
If there is indeed a PC version of Bloodborne as seemingly confirmed by Lance’s discovery, one can only wonder if or when FromSoftware ever plans to release it. There is also a core of fans who believe Bloodborne should get a sequel. Of course, the developer would want to maintain its reputation for crafting experiences that are well-realized in terms of both visuals and gameplay, so it could be that one day Bloodborne will release as a remaster once the PC version is polished enough. This is pure speculation, and unlikely at best in the short term with the imminent arrival of Armored Core 6 and Elden Ring DLC “Shadow of the Erdtree.”
Bloodborne is available now on PS4.
- Microsoft Reveals Co-Pilot AI Assistant for Windows - May 24, 2023
- Dungeons and Dragons is About to Get More Expensive - May 24, 2023
- Embracer CEO Has ‘No Comment’ on Star Wars KOTOR Remake - May 24, 2023