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Bloodborne player count rises by 57 percent amidst Elden Ring hype

Bloodborne player count rises by 57 percent amidst Elden Ring hype

And yet, there’s no remaster

When it comes to a sense of adventure with a heavy dose of dread, perhaps no one does it better than the famed Japanese studio FromSoftware, offering a plethora of hits since its first video game arrived in 1994 with King’s Field on the original PlayStation.

From that moment forth, FromSoftware has provided us with instant classics such as Demon’s Souls, Dark Souls and Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, to name a few. Its most recent offering is the Elden Ring expansion Shadow of the Erdtree.

Check out the Bloodborne trailer below!

In our review of Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree, we said it’s “a fitting conclusion to FromSoftware’s biggest, and most-successful title to date. It guides the player by the hand into a brand-new world of mystery and intrigue, treats them to some of the most memorable fights in the series, and rounds things off the only way FromSoftware knows how, leaving you wondering what the hell just happened.”

One of the other popular video games by FromSoftware is 2015’s Bloodborne for the PlayStation 4. Depending on who you ask, many may provide the answer of Bloodborne being the best game from the studio, and we wouldn't argue against that statement.

However, nearly 10 years have passed since the arrival of Bloodborne and since the release of the PlayStation 5 in November 2020, fans have longed for Sony and FromSoftware to give us a Bloodborne remaster. Whether it's a free PS5 upgrade or a standalone release, it’s something that fans are desperate to see.

Sadly, despite the continued plea from fans, it feels like Sony has no intention of greenlighting the release even though it would likely make the company loads of money. Even PC gamers have called for a port, given the fact that Sony has released the likes of God of War Ragnarök, Horizon Forbidden West and The Last of Us Part I on the platform.

To further validate the continued popularity of Bloodborne, as reported by TrueTrophies, since the release of Shadow of the Erdtree last month, Bloodborne has seen a stonking spike of 57% increase of players on PS5 and PS4, with data gathered from an estimated 3.1 million pool of gamers on the blue brand.

Don’t get me wrong, it’s great to see that many players are still adventuring in the gothic lands of Yarnham but it’s also sad that despite its popularity, a free update, remaster or remake of Bloodborne is nowhere to be seen, at least officially.

Bloodborne is available now on PlayStation 4 and is included in PS Plus. It’s also backwards compatible with PlayStation 5 but has no visual or performance upgrade.

Featured Image Credit: Sony Interactive Entertainment, Bandai Namco

Topics: Bloodborne, Fromsoftware, Sony, PlayStation, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Elden Ring, Bandai Namco