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Bloodborne's next patch due later this month, addresses load times and 'abnormal behavior'

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From Software aims to release a new update for Bloodborne sometime in April that will reduce certain load times in the PlayStation 4 game, as well as address "abnormal game behavior after many continuous hours of play."

On the PlayStation Blog, Sony Computer Entertainment Japan Studio producer Masaaki Yamagiwa said Bloodborne version 1.03 is expected to release globally by the end of the month. Yamagiwa said other performance optimizations are planned.

As noted in Polygon's review of Bloodborne, the game's load times after dying or teleporting to a new area are substantial: sometimes 40 seconds or more on a standard PS4 hard drive. Sony confirmed prior to the game's launch that From Software was working on a game update to address load times.

The other technical issue Yamagiwa mentioned refers to the unusual enemy behavior that some players experience after leaving the game in "rest mode."

The PlayStation Blog post also confirms that Sony has sold more than one million copies of Bloodborne, through to consumers, worldwide since the game launched on March 24.

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