Developer From Software's goal sounds admirable: Forget trying to earn an audience; just make a great game that's fun.

Evidently, that was their mindset heading into the creation of the upcoming PlayStation 4 exclusive, Bloodborne .

The game's European producer, Jun Yoshino, answered a few questions concerning the anticipated title over at the Euro PlayStation Blog , and he says the team doesn't make anything for the sake of gaining fans. Rather:

"I think what Miyazaki-san and From Software do, they basically just make a game that they think is fun, and I mean that in a good way. They are not dictated by the market and still deliver really high quality games – I am really glad that they kind of proven to everybody that these types of games could be successful as well," the producer continues."

Yoshino also spoke a bit about the game's structure and mechanics, saying Bloodborne is "like a hybrid of Demon's Souls and Dark Souls ." Players will still have a central refuge of sorts but once you wander outside, you can basically go wherever you like. But die-hard fans of the games in question shouldn't get too comfortable; there's more emphasis on offense in the new adventure. For instance, Yoshino said shields "might be crap" and the game revolves around attacking, not defending. He added:

"I think some of the more experienced players will figure out straight away that the gun is like a weapon you can parry with. The fire of the gun is like a parry."

Bloodborne is due out on March 24.

Related Game(s): Bloodborne

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LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
6 years ago

You hear that Capcom and SE?

trumpetmon65
trumpetmon65
6 years ago

I was thinking the same thing limitedvertigo. It's like what everyone says about dating. Just be yourself…unless your a psycho murderer of course.

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
6 years ago

That's why I can't ever be myself 🙁

xenris
xenris
6 years ago

You can be yourself LV just have to be real sneaky about it…like Dexter.

Vivi_Gamer
Vivi_Gamer
6 years ago

When my friend first saw Bloodbourne, he thought it was just DLC for Dar Souls… I can see why. While it is not following marketing trends, it's hardly a risky new IP is it.

JackDillinger89
JackDillinger89
6 years ago

Only game I really look forward to for my ps4 this year (next year being U4), confident it will be good.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
6 years ago

"Fun" being the key word, not "hard."

Shauneepeak
Shauneepeak
6 years ago

Well "fun" for a masochist might not be the same type of fun for your average gamer. XD

Rachet_JC_FTW
Rachet_JC_FTW
6 years ago

first off i want to say that i'm glad that they aren't letting the "casual/mainstream" tampering with the pedigree of the game.

and then using offence as defence the gun par thats a neew type of defence tactic could be a rather interesting new thing for games mechanics

but sounds good to me

happy gaming

Corvo
Corvo
6 years ago

FROMSOFT = best japanese developer. No offense to Kojima of course.

Gripheenix
Gripheenix
6 years ago

Speaking honestly, I'm probably going to get BloodBorne, and play it once. If the PvP is solid, I might play that for a while. After all, the PvP is the only reason I ever played the previous Souls games more than just one storyline run. But I am not hyped for this game to come out, because I want it.

No, I am hyped for this game to release, because maybe, just maybe, FromSoft will move away from Souls for a minute, and give me AC6 (Armored Core, not Assassin's Creed). It's doubtful, since Souls is pretty much the only game they make, as far 95% of fans outside Japan know. But, even if I have to wait until BloodBorne Again and Dark Souls 3/3.5 have come and gone, and AC6 doesn't come until 2017, just knowing that they're working on it, and that it will become a reality in the future, will be enough for me.