I was browsing the wiki and came across the Souls franchise page, which was looking a little sparse and covered Demon's Souls and Dark Souls 1 & 2. After updating the page a little, I had to wonder: should Bloodborne be added to the Souls franchise page or not?
I can see evidence supporting either position. On one hand, it literally doesn't have the word "souls" in the title. It also, arguably, demonstrates the biggest departure yet from the formula that Demon's Souls established. On the other hand, the Souls DNA is unmistakeable throughout the game, and everyone talking about it seems to be doing so in the same ways as a Souls game. Ultimately, with Bloodborne having been created by the same developers, including the same director as Demon's Souls and Dark Souls, it seems safe to say, if nothing else, that it was born of the same blood.