Earlier this year, players found a Bloodborn Easter Egg in FromSoftware's latest adventure Deracine and naturally, that caused a fan frenzy of rumors and speculation. Since the studio continues to share small teasers of their upcoming projects, it's understandable why so many got excited but unfortunately - it's just not what you think it means.
The head of FromSoftware, Hidetaka Miayzaki, recently sat down with Xataka - a Spanish site - to talk about Deracine. Of course, the Easter egg came up in the conversation with both himself and Yasuhiro Kitao and both were quick to mention that they have nothing to announce at this time regarding a highly anticipated sequel.
“Actually, this is exactly the conversation that my team and I had,” said the duo to the website. “It’s the kind of conversation we keep during development, because there are Easter eggs. However, 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.”
The speculation began when one user found an interesting nod to a potential sequel from the highly beloved game while exploring the VR title. There's a doll named Fiona that makes the "Make Contact" gesture Bloodborne fans are fond of. But Easter eggs giving nods to other games under a studio umbrella are nothing new, so what makes people think this could be a sequel teaser?
The devil is in the details and in this instance, in the doll description. When players interact with the found doll, the description reads "a doll of the stone girl Fiona, who appears in the game as an unfinished tale." An "unfinished tale" could absolutely be pointing at a sequel, which is something fans of the first game have been clamoring for since it first release.
Pair the wording with FromSoftware's knack for hiding announcements in plain sight, and it's easy to see why so many got their hopes up. That's not to say that a sequel won't ever come to be, but it looks like it's just not the case at this point and time.
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