Bloodborne Kart is a fan game that aims to use From Software’s gothic horror action RPG as the basis for a PSone-era kart racing game. Or it was. Its developers say that Sony has been in touch and therefore “needs to do away with the branding.” With a short delay, it will still be released, but it will no longer be called Bloodborne Kart.
“HELP. IT HAPPENED. Sony contacted me,” lead developer Lilith Walther tweeted yesterday. “Long story short: I need to remove the branding from what was formerly known as Bloodborne Kart, and that’s what we’re going to do. But that requires a short delay. Don’t worry, the game is still out! It will just look a little different”.
“As I have said in several interviews, we all expected this to happen and would therefore be pleasantly surprised if it did not happen,” Walther continued.
“As much as I’ve been pushing for this to be ‘the meme made real,’ so to speak, it’s kind of exciting to turn this into an original game that we have full creative control over. This is no longer a fan game!”
The idea of Bloodborne Kart has been circulating online in memes, fake images, and Reddit posts since at least 2017. Walther and her co-developers focused on making it a reality following the release of Bloodborne PSX, a fan-made demake of the RPG, in early 2022. At the time, it was just a short announcement trailer.
The release was now close to being released on January 31st, with a release date trailer back in October:
The game is said to feature 12 racers, 16 maps, a single-player campaign mode, boss fights and local split-screen multiplayer mode. It’s a huge amount of work and honestly probably deserves to be isolated as its own thing. We hope the delay doesn’t last too long.