No More Bloodborne DLC Planned After The Old Hunters
Speaking with Eurogamer at Tokyo Game Show, Bloodborne Producer Masaaki Yamagiwa revealed that The Old Hunters expansion coming in November was decided on after foregoing two previously planned sets of DLC, and they have no plans to do any further content once it’s released:
We were originally planning on doing two sets of DLC. It was decided that with one set, we’d be able to do more with it, and have more volume for players to play with. As of right now, we have no plans for any more DLC.
With a release date of November always scheduled (at least in Japan), Yamagiwa adds, “I should mention, though, we finished making the game and then moved into production on the DLC. It took that long, but that’s because of the sheer amount of volume. We’re sorry it took so long! But it’s as fast as was possible considering what’s in it.”
You’ll be able to access The Old Hunters in the first half of the game after you meet certain, unnamed conditions. While the TGS demo was softened a bit, the final product should be as difficult as the later stages of Bloodborne’s campaign.
Featuring three new areas, The Old Hunters should have eight hours of gameplay, and it adds 10 new weapons including a whip that converts into a katana sword and a dagger that also works as a bow and arrow.
New NPCs will also be introduced, and will extend to the existing campaign. Chalice Dungeons, however, will not be affected:
We won’t be touching them in the DLC, but we’re thinking of making them easier for everyone to play. But that’d be as part of an update, not part of the DLC.
Will you be getting The Old Hunters?