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Bluepoint Games Developing a Bloodborne Remaster Would Have One Big Upside

Highlights

  • Bluepoint Games’ expertise in faithfully remaking games makes it the perfect choice to handle a potential Bloodborne remake, satisfying the passionate fanbase.
  • Bluepoint Games’ remakes, like Demon’s Souls and Shadow of the Colossus, have impressed players with their smart additions, such as Easter egg hunts, that add extra depth and enjoyment to the games.
  • A Bloodborne remake by Bluepoint Games could include secret hunts that not only challenge veteran players but also tie into the game’s hidden areas and eldritch themes, making it a perfect treatment for this classic.


Over the past few years, there has been a lot of buzz over Bluepoint Games’ next title. The developer helped Santa Monica Studio with God of War Ragnarok’s development, but there’s been no word on Bluepoint’s own projects since its Demon’s Souls remake launched at the end of 2020. Sony acquired Bluepoint Games in September 2021, and thanks to that, rumors have claimed that Bluepoint could be working on Bloodborne to remake both Sony-published FromSoftware Soulslikes. Whether Bluepoint really is remaking Bloodborne, another PlayStation property, or is pursuing something original, PlayStation owners are waiting for its next announcement with bated breath.

If there is one other studio that can be trusted right now to handle FromSoftware titles instead of the developer itself, it’s Bluepoint Games. While different areas of the Demon’s Souls remake were praised or criticized, it remains a competently done and largely respectful remake of FromSoftware’s original game. That’s where a lot of the hype behind a potential Bloodborne remaster, dubbed Bloodborne: Hunter’s Edition by some rumors, comes from. Bluepoint Games is able to upgrade a game’s technical side while representing it faithfully, and doing so with Bloodborne would likely include a nod to the PS4 classic’s passionate fanbase.

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A Bluepoint-Developed Bloodborne Remake Would Be a Dream Come True

Many Soulslike fans clamoring for a remake of 2015’s Bloodborne, and the developer of the Demon’s Souls remake, Bluepoint Games, might be the answer.

Shadow of the Colossus and Demon’s Souls’ New Secrets Are Perfect For Veterans

Setting aside the controversial artwork changes in the 2020 Demon’s Souls, Bluepoint Games has proven capable of making smart and fun additions to its modern remakes. On top of doing things like preserving Shadow of the Colossus‘ original physics and subtly updating Demon’s Souls‘ movement and inventory to match later Dark Souls’, there were also Easter egg hunts added to both. The idea for Shadow of the Colossus’ hunt seems to have originated in a long-standing fandom project to find the game’s final great secret, but the result speaks for itself.

Across the Shadow of the Colossus remake, there are 79 shiny Enlightenments, also known as golden coins, that are tracked on the map screen. Some of these are deviously hidden, with locations requiring upgraded stamina, entering obscure corners of the open world, and even looking under shallow water. Finding all of them unlocks the Sword of Dormin, an aesthetically distinct weapon with Colossus-like properties referencing the fandom’s hunt for the mythical 17th Colossus. While the equivalent hunt in the Demon’s Souls remake had no real-world inspiration, players could still look for Ceramic Coins in the mirrored Fractured Mode to unlock the fan-favorite Penetrator set for themselves.

A Bloodborne Remake Would Go Well With Bluepoint’s Easter Egg Hunts

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Although restoring Demon’s Souls’ cut content like the sixth Archstone would have been the perfect gift to its community, that’s outside the scope of a third-party remake. Bluepoint Games’ expertise is making technically flawed games shine on modern hardware, and even conceptually simple additions like the Enlightenments and Fractured Mode go far beyond the studio’s normal duties. There’s already a strong demand for performance and fidelity fixes in a Bloodborne remaster, and Bluepoint handling it would be the perfect opportunity for another Easter egg hunt to challenge veteran players.

How A Secret Hunt Could Work In A Bloodborne Remake

More secrets are an ideal addition to Bloodborne, considering the game’s multiple hidden areas and existing themes of eldritch Insight. Not only could the targets of a Bloodborne remake’s hunt be found within a dream-like mirror of the game world, but they would also give more reasons to explore Bloodborne’s pre-constructed Chalice Dungeons.

Playing off the idea of fulfilling fandom requests, the reward for this hunt could be behind the mysterious locked door in the back of the Cleric Beast’s boss arena. Solving one of Bloodborne‘s oldest mysteries by making it the final step of a new one would make this hypothetical Bluepoint Games remake the perfect treatment of a classic.

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Bloodborne

Released
March 24, 2015

ESRB
M for Mature: Blood and Gore, Violence

How Long To Beat
33 Hours

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