From Software’s VR title, Déraciné, released last month, and much to our delight it contained a string of Bloodborne Easter eggs. Naturally, many hoped that it indicated that the Souls developer was working on Bloodborne 2. Unfortunately, From Software boss, Hidetaka Miyazaki squashed those hopes in a recent interview.
Spanish website Xataka interviewed Miyazaki about the studio’s creative processes, the upcoming Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, and the significance of symbolism in From Software games. It’s a great read if you don’t mind putting it through Google translate. In the final question of the interview, Miyazaki was asked about the Bloodborne Easter eggs in Déraciné. Sadly, his reply isn’t the answer we hoped for.
The Easter egg in itself is not indicative that we are going to launch Bloodborne II. I’m not in a position to talk about a possible release of Bloodborne II. However, we love Bloodborne; that’s why this Easter egg has aroused so much curiosity. But, I repeat, it’s not a Bloodborne II notice. It’s just a plot that we explore among ourselves, because we love Bloodborne’
Die-hard fans would say that the above statement is just another tease from Miyazaki.
Last month, Miyazaki received the Golden Joystick Lifetime Achievement Award, and I love his reply to Xataka’s question about how he feels about receiving such a prestigious award, his many fans, and the admiration of his work.
The short version is: “I do not know.” I and my work are the same. I like to try hard and try things over and over again. I love creating a kind of universe for myself and that is what keeps me working. Maybe it’s the only way I can answer you. Because doing this is what I adore; make everything agree, that the creative process is perfect.
While all eyes look expectantly towards Miyazaki for a Bloodborne 2 announcement, all the developer is focusing on now is, of course, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. Miyazaki explains that the core philosophy behind Sekiro is the concept of immortality. The Japanese myths about Gods and Ninjas are the vehicle that carries this core concept through the game.
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice releases on 22 March 2019 for Xbox One, PC, and PlayStation 4.