We’ve been hurt before. In 2020, rumors of a Bloodborne PC release were flying around with such fervor it seemed almost certain. After Horizon Zero Dawn, why wouldn’t more of Sony’s greatest hits come to PC? Dark Souls was enormously successful on Steam. The audience was ready. But every gaming event of the year came and went with no Bloodborne PC announcement. It was a bad year.
So far, 2021 hasn’t given us any hard evidence of Bloodborne arriving on PC either. But Sony has continued porting more PlayStation games to the PC, and the rumors continue to fly that Bloodborne will be one of them. Eventually. Any day now, right?
Here’s everything we know for sure about Sony’s PC porting plans—and every scrap of rumor we’ve heard about Bloodborne on PC.
PlayStation has kept the PC ports coming
In a February 2021 interview with GQ Magazine, Jim Ryan casually confirmed that Sony is bringing more of its first party games to PC. “Particularly from the latter half of the PS4 cycle our studios made some wonderful, great games,” Ryan said. “There’s an opportunity to expose those great games to a wider audience and recognise the economics of game development, which are not always straightforward. The cost of making games goes up with each cycle, as the calibre of the IP has improved. Also, our ease of making it available to non-console owners has grown. So it’s a fairly straightforward decision for us to make.”
Now we’ve seen several PlayStation games land on PC. Horizon Zero Dawn and Days Gone have already come out. God of War and the Uncharted collection are poised for 2022. Those are some of Sony’s biggest exclusives.
But what about Bloodborne?
So far, Sony hasn’t said a word about Bloodborne—and it hasn’t gotten a PS5 upgrade patch, either. One complicating factor is FromSoftware as the developer. From is busy making Elden Ring, and also isn’t an internal Sony studio like the developers of most first party games. Is that a problem for a Bloodborne PC port? Hopefully not an insurmountable one.
Rumors of Bloodborne PC have continued throughout 2021
Don’t get your hopes up too high here. There have been some random claims that Bloodborne is PC-bound, but no leaked footage or screenshots to back up those claims. There’s no public proof that it exists, and no leakers with sterling track records have given us confidence in the port’s existence.
A new rumor still pops up every few months, at this point. Recently, Xbox Era podcast host Nick Baker claimed that “I’ve been told there’s a PC port that’s already done, and I think what’s happening with Bluepoint is, Bluepoint is doing the sequel. And I think Bluepoint might also be doing the console remaster of the first one. I think.”
Is that information reliable? As with every Bloodborne rumor, we can only say: ¯_(ツ)_/¯
The big rumor of 2020 was a Bloodborne remaster coming to PC and PS5
In June 2020, streamer CaseyExplosion tweeted that a Bloodborne PC port by port studio QLOC was supposed to be announced at a PS5 event. The event was delayed, and when it finally happened, Bloodborne was MIA. 2020 ended with no sign that the rumor ever was anything more than a rumor.
What did get announced was a PS5 remake of Demon’s Souls, another FromSoftware game. Was that what the rumors were actually about all along? It’s possible, though Demon’s Souls was developed by Bluepoint Games, and a Dark Souls Youtuber said QLOC was not working on a Bloodborne port.
That seemed to pretty much quash the rumors, but CaseyExplosion was convinced that Bloodborne is still out there, and on the way.
For those just joining me, yes Bloodborne *will* be coming to PC, I’ve had it confirmed by a very trusted source, and I have a lot of faith in the company who’s doing the port, you won’t be disappointed. It genuinely is happening. pic.twitter.com/Gik2QA5J5qJune 4, 2020
Could is still happen? Sure. Were those rumors from 2020 based on real, accurate information? Maybe, but it sure looks less likely as more time goes by. So far, there haven’t been substantial leaks or signs that a Bloodborne remaster is happening, just whispers. Everyone wants Bloodborne on PC. For now, we just have to wait.