Recently, former Bloodborne producer Masaaki Yamagiwa confirmed that they?re working on a game and they?re hoping for it to be released in 2017. Potentially, this could be the Bloodborne 2 release that?s being rumored at the moment. However, FromSoftware also has other plans at the moment and is moving away from the Dark Souls games. Will FromSoftware reveal a Bloodborne 2 release in 2017?
Bloodborne Producer Speaks
In Dualshockers? report about 4Gamer?s Japanese interviews, Yamagiwa explained that he has continued working after Bloodborne?s release for another project. He also hopes that this project will show some results this coming 2017. Potentially, this could be the Bloodborne sequel that explores more of the Gothic and Lovecraftian themes of the game.
No Dark Souls
Despite the rumors about Bloodborne 2, FromSoftware?s focus is actually averse from the series according to their previous statements. According to Polygon?s interview with Director Hidetaka Miyazaki, ?It?s time to move away from Dark Souls franchise.? However, Miyazaki also said something about the future of Dark Souls games:
?As president of From Software, I?m not completely denying the possibility of bringing back the franchise in the future. There could be someone else in my company who wants new installments. But we believe that the series will end after the two DLC.?
Currently, FromSoftware is yet to release or even announce the second DLC for Dark Souls 3. Potentially, Miyazaki may only have mentioned this for the Dark Souls series and not for Bloodborne. However, Miyazaki?s aversion from Dark Souls-like games may mean that Bloodborne 2 may be unlikely.
Potentially, Yamagiwa may have been pertaining to one of FromSoftware?s other three projects. One of the projects is said to be a ?reboot of ?a previous franchise? and one is a completely new IP. Another game they’re developing is a “Dark Fantasy Action-RPG?, and Bloodborne 2 fits that description. At best, we?ll have to wait after the last Dark Souls 3 DLC release and FromSoftware to start talking about their next game.