The rumors of Bloodborne coming to the PC have been circulating the internet for months. Some random person claims to have proof of it happening every so often, only to have that rumor squashed, and thus the cycle continues. However, PlayStation could finally make moves to bring Bloodborne and perhaps a few other PlayStation ports to the PC. By now, you all know that PlayStation acquired the developer studio Nixxes. A company that is widely known for porting console games to other platforms, most notably the PC.
But why do I think that Nixxes is the key component of Bloodborne heading to the PC? Let’s discuss this – it’s speculation time!
We already know that PlayStation is keen on bringing more PlayStation games to the PC. Thanks to the success of Horizon Zero Dawn and Days Gone, the Japanese company has seen that its games sell extremely well on the PC. Of course, they’re likely looking at the numbers from other games that weren’t exclusive to the PC but were home to the PlayStation and did extremely well. A good example of this is Persona 4 Golden, which sold over 1 million copies once it made the jump to the PC. We’re talking about an 8-year-old game doing that well in a year. PlayStation is definitely watching the PC as a platform that can be used to introduce its games to a vast audience.
Now, with Bloodborne, we not only have people begging PlayStation to port this to the PlayStation 4 but also to the PC. However, there’s a problem with that; PlayStation doesn’t have any studios currently available to work on this. Insomniac just released Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart, Naughty Dog is likely working on something, Sucker Punch is working on the Ghost Of Tsushima Director’s Cut, and Santa Monica is working on the next God of War game. They can’t turn to Fromsoftware, as that company is hard at work on Elden Ring. I’m sure PlayStation has seen the numerous requests to get Bloodborne on the PC, and I’m nearly 100% certain this is why they acquired Nixxes.
Excited to announce that the talented Dutch studio Nixxes Software will be joining PlayStation Studios. It's a real pleasure to welcome a team with such deep technical expertise and vast experience to the @Playstation family. Huge congrats to everyone @NixxesSoftware!
— Hermen Hulst (@hermenhulst) July 1, 2021
Why not Bluepoint instead of Nixxes, you might be asking? That’s a good question, and here’s my reasoning on this. While also an amazing development studio, Bluepoint has traditionally ported, remastered, or remade older console games for newer consoles. Take the Demon’s Souls port, which was one of my favorite PlayStation 5 games, or the Shadow of the Colossus. Besides, I think Bluepoint is already hard at work on something and it’s been confirmed that the company isn’t being acquired by PlayStation.
Nixxes is a team that’s familiar with porting games to various other platforms. While originally they ported Xbox 360 games to the PlayStation 3 and vice versa. It wasn’t until later that the company grew a huge fan base for the mastery of porting console games to the PC. They would be a perfect fit (outside of Bluepoint) to work on the Bloodborne PC port. Or, even if they didn’t do that, they could port the game to the PS5. I’d be happy with either.
I also believe this is why this acquisition came out of now where. When you think about the countless studios that PlayStation could have acquired, did you think Nixxes would be one? What other reason could they have been outside of using this studio to pump out those PlayStation ports for the PC, as well as the PlayStation 5? This is a win/win for PlayStation in my eyes. They now have an in-house development studio that can handle ports. The doors to a vast library of PlayStation Studios game remasters or remakes have just been opened.
Can you taste it? Are you salivating yet? A Bloodborne port at 4K, running at 60 frames per second. High-resolution textures. A performance or resolution mode. Oh yes, my friends, I can certainly taste it.
Of course, if I’m wrong, I’ll eat my humble pie while being frustrated. But something tells me that we’ll see that official Bloodborne port announcement before the year’s end. At least, I really hope we do.
Bring Bloodborne to the PC, you cowards… I mean, pretty please.