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Bloodborne DLC Update Release Date On PS4: Director Miyazaki Insists DLC Not Affected by Commitment to Dark Souls 3

( [email protected] ) Aug 11, 2015 01:02 PM EDT
Bloodborne director Hidetaki Miyazaki recently assured fans that the quality of the game's second DLC will not be affected by his simultaneous work on Dark Souls 3.
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Bloodborne director Hidetaki Miyazaki recently assured fans that the quality of the game's second DLC will not be affected by his simultaneous work on Dark Souls 3.

Inevitably, there is much hype surrounding the upcoming new Bloodborne DLC update. Details are scarce, which has some fans worried. The previous Artorias of the Abyss DLC was generally well-received by gamers and critics alike.

Released back in March, Bloodborne is available exclusively on Sony's PlayStation 4.

Miyazaki: A Longtime Multi-tasker

In a recent interview with GameSpot at Gamescom 2015, Miyazaki emphasized that he was no stranger to multitasking.

"The bottom line is I think I can do it. I believe I can do both the Bloodborne DLC and Dark Souls 3," he insisted. "This isn't the first time I've had to work on two projects at the same time."

Miyazaki brought up his past experience as an indicator of that capability.

"When I was doing Demon's Souls, I was also working on Armoured Core: For Answer. Even for the original Dark Souls, I acted as producer and director."

Also, the veteran game director revealed that he does not work alone. During development for Bloodborne, Miyazaki worked closely with a "director-level" colleague. Apparently, the same strategy is being applied for Dark Souls 3.

"As long as I am listed as game director on the end credits, there's a certain level of quality the game needs to meet. I can guarantee that [Dark Souls 3 and Bloodborne's DLC] will reach that," he said.

Next Bloodborne DLC Release Date Still a Mystery

In late June, Kotaku tried to extract more information during an interview with Shuhei Yoshida, head of Sony's PlayStation game development studios worldwide.

Yoshida kept his comments deliberately vague by stating that the new DLC's development was "quite a sizable effort." However, he also said that more details will be unveiled in 2015. When asked about the release date, Yoshida gave an equally cryptic response.

"I'd like to play it this year," he answered.

Developed by FromSoftware, Bloodborne is published by Sony's videogame arm. Since its release, the game has garnered critical acclaim and relatively positive fan response. Bloodborne was especially praised for its atmospheric visuals and rich combat gameplay. Since April 5, the game has sold one million copies.