Bloodborne PS4 release date fears after test cancelled

By Alan Ng - Oct 6, 2014

Bloodborne is one of the most anticipated PS4 releases in 2015, but there has been some uncertainty around the game over the last few days, due to the sudden ending of a planned Bloodborne PS4 alpha test.

Those who had been expecting to test the game over the weekend in an official alpha test from developers From Software, were met with a message from the team who suddenly ended the test until further notice.

From Software, developers of the infamous Dark Souls series have since cited ‘defects’ and other issues in their reasoning for taking the game offline. Gamers had planned to enter Bloodborne on October 5th, to play the game for the planned three hours.

Now, it isn’t possible and there may not be another chance to play the game before the scheduled Bloodborne public launch on February 6 next year.

Those who had managed to play the game on October during the initial opening of the alpha test had since commented that the game looked amazing and very polished considering it was tagged as being in alpha status.

There are some theories already brewing that the sudden closure of the alpha test, is specifically due to the amount of users who are uploading unofficial gameplay of Bloodborne onto YouTube, which perhaps the developers are not happy about.

Others are saying that the defects could involve some glitches that players managed to find in the test that need immediate action. For now though, the developers are not giving a specific reason.

Were you expecting to play Bloodborne over the weekend, but couldn’t? Let us know if you think the release date may be affected by these ‘defects’ that From Software has spoken about.

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  • Goalscore1014

    Whoever wrote this is just trying to make this game look bad, and the title is just misinformed for clickbait for that Google Adsense money.

  • swampbutte

    Alpha players were going into an spoiler-filled area that wasn’t meant to be seen. This is likely the reason for the Alpha postponement. This will probably be fixed before the next Alpha date. I don’t think this is going to cause a delay for the full game’s release date.

    Don’t be like IGN and spread misinformation. They also reported about the delay, but failed to mention the likely reason. IGN is so ignorant, and so are the commenters there who incorrectly equated the delay to a “broken” game.

  • Giuseppe Nelva

    You’re misinformed. The test has been postponed to a later date, not canceled, so there will definitely be another chance to play the game before it launches, and possibly more than one.

    Also, the “flaw” was most probably the areas that weren’t supposed to be accessed, but were available due to a glitch. There was nothing gamebreaking in the alpha.

    You may want to avoid spreading misinformation.