[UPDATE: MARCH 30]
We originally reported on a leak, which claimed that the PC port for Bloodborne is done and we also showed you how you can play the game on PC via PS Now/PS Plus. Now we have a update on this story, and it's not a good one: A very trustworthy insider to From Software claimed, that Bloodborne won't come to PC after all.
I know... sucks. It is a leak, so it might not be true, of course. But it is a pretty good source. If you want to see all the info on that leak, check out our dedicated article on the topic. Otherwise, read on to see the original story!
Bloodborne was the game of envy on PlayStation. Everybody wanted it, but no one got it. PC players have been begging for Bloodborne for ages, knowing that Sony is bringing many of its 'exclusive' IPs to the computer. Now, it sure seems like Bloodborne is finally, and truly, coming to PC.
Confirmation that Bloodborne Is Coming to PC
At the 1:31:13 mark, you can hear Nick Baker confirming that the Bloodborne PC port is already done. Now, that's obviously a big deal, because if the Bloodborne PC port's production is already done, then it's only a matter of time until it is released. Now, of course, we have no further information other than Nick Baker confirming that the port is done on his podcast. Sadly, that means we do not have a release date, and we can only rumor as to which developer has a hand in this PC port. That being said, it seems 99% likely that Bluepoint is involved, since they are currently said to be working on a Bloodborne remaster for the PS5, as well as a Bloodborne sequel for the same system.
Is the Bloodborne PC Leak Real?
Nick Baker has proven to be very reputable as a leaker, especially when he is as confident and clear in his statements, as he is in the clip above. Of course, every leak deserves its pinches of salt, but, as far as leaks go, this Bloodborne PC leak is as reliable as it gets. Besides, it's long been rumored that Bloodborne will be coming to PC, so this port is expected. Also, Sony has recently been going all-in when it comes to porting its exclusives: Ghost of Tsushima is rumored to make the jump to PC, while a PC version God of War has already been confirmed. If anything, it would be more surprising, if Bloodborne somehow ends up not getting released on PC. The recent rumors of a Bloodborne sequel also suggest that the franchise is hot, and it means that the timing for a PC port is right.
How to Play Bloodborne on PC Without Port
It is possible to play Bloodborne on PC, and it's actually really simple: Bloodborne is on PS Now, which is available for game-streaming on PC. PS Now is Sony's very own game-streaming service, which can stream games on any PlayStation and also on PC, granting PC players access to PS3 and PS4 games. To use PS Now, all you need is an active subscription, which requires you to have a PSN account. You can get a 7-day free PS Now trial – which, arguably, is enough time to finish Bloodborne – or pay 10€ a month or 60€ per year. If you have a decent internet connection, and you don't mind playing on a controller (who would want to play Bloodborne with mouse and keyboard anyway?) and don't want to wait until the official Bloodborne PC port is released, then this is your only option to play Bloodborne on PC now.
When Is Bloodborne Coming to PC?
This is all assumption, but I'm willing to bet that the Bloodborne remaster will be the exact version that is coming to PC. I am also willing to bet that said Bloodborne remaster will release simultaneously for the PS5 and PC. Since Nick Baker claims that the PC version already finished production, that would mean that Bluepoint is sitting on the version for a while, before releasing it. It could also mean that the PS5 remaster is already well underway, which would make sense, since Bluepoint is also rumored to be working on a Bloodborne sequel. Unless, the developer plans to not release said sequel until 2024, they can't possibly in the early stages of all of these games. Our guess: Bloodborne will be released on PC in 2023.
If you're somehow unfamiliar with Bloodborne, yet made it all the way through this article, then, first of all: Congratulations. Aside from that, it's about time I tell you what Bloodborne is all about: Pain. Seriously. If you ever heard of the term 'Souls-Like', then you likely know what to expect: You will die over and over and over and over again. Not only will you die, you will lose your gear, some skills, and be thrown back to the start of each level. In the case of boss fights, that means having to go through all the goons, before trying your luck at the boss again. The good thing about this: You get stronger with every run, not necessarily because of your gear, but rather because repetition makes perfect. That's what Bloodborne is all about, and, in that regard, it shares a lot of similarities with games like Hades and Curse of the Gods.
In any case, this is a great time to be a PC gamer, since not only is Bloodborne apparently coming back strong in 2022, but there's also Elden Ring: Though Elden Ring was delayed, the latest FromSoftware game is still releasing in February 2022 and will even have testing phase this November. If you'rIt sure is starting to look like there was never a better time to be a Souls-like fan than the coming year. Fingers crossed, that there are no unexpected hiccoughs with any of these releases.