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.
But maybe 2021 will be a better one. Is this the year of a Bloodborne PC port? We don't know for sure, but a new Sony interview indicates more PlayStation ports are on the way, and last year's Bloodborne rumors give us hope. Here's everything we know right now.
PlayStation CEO says more PC ports are 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."
The first PlayStation exclusive coming to PC this year is apparently Days Gone, and no others have been announced so far. God of War seems likely, as a PC port will only drum up more interest in the PlayStation 5 sequel.
But what about Bloodborne?
It wasn't mentioned, but that doesn't mean much. 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.
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.