The newly released Bloodborne is getting a patch, Sony announced. The patch will look to improve problems with the game’s performance – which have marred otherwise-impressive reviews of the game since its release in North America today.
From Software is working on what has been explained as aiming to reduce load times and better the miscellaneous core mechanics of the game. This patch is warranted because of the common complaint they have received of their load times from the community and the press. It takes anywhere between 40-45 seconds upon reloading if you die – which, given that Bloodborne was developed by the same team behind the bastard-hard Dark Souls, is likely to be a lot.
Load times are of course significantly faster if you swap out the stock Hard Drive in your PS4 for an SSD. However, as you all know SSD’s are not at everyone’s disposal – they’re a bit on the pricey side, though costs are coming down.
Sony has confirmed that more patches in addition to this one are in the works. We expect to receive more information about this issue from Sony in the upcoming span of Bloodborne’s life. In the meantime, you’ll be able to look forward to our own review. Our resident Souls expert, Brian Kale, is on the case. The fact that he seems to have disappeared off the face of the earth since starting the game indicates that he’s pretty engrossed in Miyazaki’s latest opus.