The fan-made Bloodborne PSX demake has been a big hit, with more than 100,000 downloads in the day since its release. The reimagining distills Yharnam into a PS1-like experience and shows what Bloodborne might have been like if it had been released in the late 1990s. It also gives PC players a chance to see what one of the most-requested ports of all time might play like.
What is the Bloodborne PSX demake?
Demakes have been a popular fangame genre, but few have taken things as far as this rendition of what Bloodborne might have been like on the PS1. Game dev Lilith Walther put a ton of work into this 32-bit version of Yharnum, which came together over a 13-month period and now it’s available to download. Bloodborne PSX doesn’t include the full game, but there is a big chunk of Yharham available to explore, and it includes an ending. So, it’s a complete title in its own right.
Unfortunately, neither a Bloodborne PC port nor an enhanced edition for PS5 has been announced, regardless of rumors. Despite other PlayStation-exclusive titles making the leap to PC, Sony and FromSoftware have remained mum on this highly-demanded title.
Bloodborne is one of the only FromSoftware titles to remain a PlayStation exclusive in recent years, leading many fans to think that Sony’s agreement with the studio must be highly restrictive. First-party Sony games have seen successful PC ports, but things are more complicated with FromSoftware being a third-party studio. If it can’t share in the profits of a port of Bloodborne, it’s possible that Sony wants to keep the game locked to its consoles. If that’s the case, the best we can hope for is a PS5 patch or remake at some point.