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Hands-On Impressions: Unfortunately, Bloodborne’s PS5 Performance Is Just As Bad As On PS4 Right Now


Now that the PS5 backwards compatibility embargo has lifted we can finally tell you how Bloodborne runs on PS5 and its bad news. Bloodborne’s PS5 performance is still just as bad as it is on PS4.

If the sterling enhancement work evidenced by Days Gone is illustrative of the PS5 doing it’s best work with existing PS4 titles then Bloodborne, sadly, languishes at the other end of the scale.
Bereft of any kind of PS5 patch at the time of writing, Bloodborne’s performance on Sony’s new console is depressingly familiar. Displaying the same frame rate and frame pacing issues that PS4 owners have been enduring now for years in addition to the same resolution, it’s clear that despite needing the most work, Bloodborne has received none.
On this note though, I would urge patience. Forming arguably one of the key offerings in the PlayStation Plus Collection, it stands to reason that Bloodborne will be enhanced sooner rather than later. Therefore, while the urge to immediately play Bloodborne on your shiny new lump of next-gen hardware might prove overpowering, you should probably hang on until Sony unleashes the sort of transformative PS5 update that Bloodborne has long deserved.

A number of PS4 titles have received updates which improve their performance on PS5, but Bloodborne isn’t one of them yet. However, with 6 days to go until launch, we might get an update between now and then that helps the game stick to a consistent 30 frames-per-second, maybe even reaching higher. But, right now, Bloodborne isn’t going to offer a better gameplay experience on Sony’s new console.

The PS5 releases on November 12, 2020, in the US and November 19, 2020, in the EU and UK.