Ever play Bloodborne and think, you know what? I wish I could play as the enemies! Well, now there's a mod for that.
Modder Lance McDonald created a mod that lets you play as the enemies in FromSoftware's PlayStation 4 classic. All you have to do is press L3 to take control of a locked-on enemy. Usefully, pressing L1+R1+R3 returns control to the player.
Okay it’s done. Bloodborne mod to play as enemies. Press L3 to take control of locked-on enemy. Press L1+R1+R3 to return control to player. Pretty happy with this. It’s actually a debugging feature that was removed, I just patched in some sneaky code to access it. pic.twitter.com/4KEcrkpMyN— Lance McDonald (@manfightdragon) May 24, 2019
"Pretty happy with this," McDonald tweeted. "It's actually a debugging feature that was removed, I just patched in some sneaky code to access it."
This works on any enemy in Bloodborne - even the bosses.
Bloodborne "Enemy control" mod. Press L3 at any time to swap bodies with the currently targeted enemy. Works pretty good, and works on any enemy. Even the most colossal bosses. pic.twitter.com/6JBcDBQ56P— Lance McDonald (@manfightdragon) May 24, 2019
There are limitations to the mod, however. You have to stay close to the player character, as the game won't stream in new data while the player is far away (the enemy you control will despawn if you go too far, McDonald explained). To prevent this, the mod has a "Return to player" failsafe.
Excitingly, McDonald is targeting FromSoftware's latest, Sekiro, for a similar mod. The early progress is positive, too.
So how about an enemy control mod for Sekiro. Proof of concept just for now. Seems to work. You have to aggro the enemy first before you can take control of them though. Not a huge issue I think. Just due to a difference in the way Sekiro's AI works. pic.twitter.com/cqVXel4IOZ— Lance McDonald (@manfightdragon) May 25, 2019
There's something delicious about the ability to take control of enemies in FromSoftware games, given they've terrorised millions of players for countless hours on end. There's also something monstrous about moving Bloodborne's horrible beasties about, too.
McDonald is also known for his work unearthing cut content in video games. He's focused on FromSoftware titles, but he's also had a look at the likes of Nier.
What next after Sekiro? Imagine controlling the colossi in Shadow of the Colossus!