While Dark Souls may be From Software's most iconic and recognizable franchise, there is still a large and devoted fan-base for its other grim, dark, and difficult action RPG Bloodborne. Set in a Gothic, Victorian-era inspired locale, the title was a massive success when it was released in 2015, receiving near perfect scores from many critics. Naturally, this meant a big demand for a sequel, and it seemed like one was coming when retailer Amazon leaked it. However, since then, there has been no information about whether it actually exists or not, and it looks like we're not going to hear anything for quite some time.
In an interview with Spanish website Xataka, From Software President and director of Bloodborne, Hidetaka Miyazaki, was asked about the Bloodborne Easter Egg that appeared in the recent VR title, Deracine, which many assumed to be a tease for the sequel. The interview was translated by Reddit user 'Grant us eyes' and in it Miyazaki commented that the Easter Egg wasn't meant to imply anything and that he's not in a position to talk about a potential sequel:
The easter egg in itself is not indicative that we are going to launch Bloodborne 2. I’m not in a position to talk about a possible release of Bloodborne 2. However, we love Bloodborne; that’s why this easter egg has aroused so much curiosity. But, I repeat, it’s not a Bloodborne 2 notice. It’s just something that we explored among ourselves, because we love Bloodborne.
Miyazaki was also asked if the Easter Egg was meant to suggest that Bloodborne was actually a fever dream of the ill girl, Yuliya. Miyazaki didn't provide a concrete answer, simply stating "... this is exactly the conversation that my team and I had. It’s the kind of conversation we keep during development, because there are Easter eggs..." His vague answer is most likely to keep the mystery going and let fans come to their own conclusions.
It's entirely possible that Bloodborne 2 is being planned for release on the next generation of consoles; specifically the long-rumored PlayStation 5, which would explain why Miyazaki is unable to comment on it. Or maybe it simply doesn't exist. Regardless, it's unlikely that we'll hear anything about the title soon, so don't expect some out-of-nowhere reveal at the Game Awards happening this week, for example. However, gamers can still look forward to some surprise reveals this Friday, including a potential Crash Team Racing remaster.
Bloodborne is currently available exclusively on PS4.