Bloodborne Kart Takes A Pit Stop Thanks To Sony Lawyers

Bloodborne Kart Takes A Pit Stop Thanks To Sony Lawyers

There’s nearly by no means any Bloodborne information. Each time the sport does get talked about on-line, it’s both copium or hopium as followers of FromSoftware’s gothic Soulslike chomp on the bit for a remake or remaster of the 2015 motion RPG. Whereas no such factor is within the works so far as we all know, there’s a PS1-style Bloodborne kart-racing sport presently in improvement by an ardent fan, and it was set to be launched on the finish of this month. Sadly, Sony has reached out to this sport maker and compelled her to rebrand, which has resulted in a delay.

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Although it originated as an April Idiot’s Day joke in 2021, indie developer Lilith Walther determined that her little fan sport Bloodborne Kart was too good to stay a mere gag. So, in March 2022, she turned the joke right into a actuality, asserting that the macabre racing sport was in improvement and would come out “when it’s prepared.” Nicely, prepared was nearly right here, as she revealed in November 2023 that not solely would Bloodborne Kart be free when it launched, but additionally that it will launch on January 31. It might have, anyway, if it weren’t for that meddling Sony.

Bloodborne Kart suffers a ‘quick delay’

Walther posted to X/Twitter on January 26 to verify that Sony “contacted” her about Bloodborne Kart. She didn’t element the contents of the corporate’s message; nonetheless, she clarified that as a result of the corporate stated she “want[ed] to wash the branding off of what was beforehand generally known as Bloodborne Kart,” which she’s complying with, the sport will miss its beforehand deliberate January 31 launch date.

“Like I’ve stated in a number of interviews, we had been all anticipating this to occur so we could possibly be pleasantly shocked if it didn’t,” Walther stated in a follow-up tweet. “It occurred, so we’re shifting gears (ha) to deal with it. I’ll get again to y’all ASAP after we found out a brand new launch date!!”

Whereas it’s a bummer to listen to that Sony’s solely curiosity—for now, anyway—in Bloodborne appears to be stamping out a connection to a fan-made challenge, no less than Walther is worked up about having “full artistic management” of the sport, no matter it finally ends up being referred to as and no matter kind it takes now that Bloodborne’s getting cleaned off it. All we wish is a few Bloodborne information, Sony, and we’ll depart you alone. I promise.

Kotaku has reached out to Sony for remark. Walther advised Kotaku over Twitter DMs that attributable to authorized causes she’s “not allowed to speak about it” proper now.

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If Sony’s going to offer us nothing new below the Bloodborne solar, no less than there’s the sport’s long-lost cousin to tide us over. I’m speaking about Neowiz Video games and Round8 Studio’s Lies of P, an motion RPG that’s as near Bloodborne as we’re going to get for now. It’s the perfect Soulslike of 2023, so you need to test it out.

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