Sony Computer Entertainment recently did a Q&A session about Bloodborne’s upcoming expansion, The Old Hunters, that might answer some of your questions.
Q： What kind of content is included with the Bloodborne The Old Hunters expansion?
A： The Old Hunters expansion depicts a nightmare world where the old hunters are captured. It includes new areas, weapons, mysteries, items, and costumes.
Q： Can you play the Bloodborne The Old Hunters expansion without having the original Bloodborne game?
A： No. You will not be able to play without the original Bloodborne game.
Q： Can users who have installed the expansion interact online with other players who have not?
A： Just as it is now, all players will be able to interact online in the areas from the original game. Online interaction in the expansion’s additional areas will only be possible among players who have the expansion installed.
Q： How do you access the Bloodborne The Old Hunters expansion?
A： Once you reach a certain point in Bloodborne, the item, “Eye of a Blood-drunk Hunter” appears in the Hunter’s Dream. Once you have acquired this item, you will be able to access the newly added areas in the expansion.
Q：Can you use the save data from a cleared game of Bloodborne?
A： Yes. Also, if you are replaying the game and progress to a certain point, you will be able to access the newly added areas in the expansion once you acquire the Eye of a Blood-drunk Hunter.
Q： Will there be trophies added in the Bloodborne The Old Hunters expansion?
A： Yes, trophies will be added.
Q： Will you not be able to complete the story if you do not play the added content from the Bloodborne The Old Hunters expansion?
A. No. You can still get to the ending without playing the new content in the expansion.
Bloodborne’s expansion, The Old Hunters, will release worldwide on November 24th, and the Game of the Year Edition for Bloodborne will release in Europe on November 25th, 2015 for the PlayStation 4.