The former. In an alpha build, Father Gascoigne would utter the phrase "Umbasa," which was the clergy's equivalent to "amen" in Demon's Souls. However, it was removed in the final version, and as it is, there's no concrete evidence connecting the two worlds.Was the connection of Bloodborne initially planned (and then cut) or something you could deduce from the plot (item descriptionsl dialogue, ...)? I'm not finished with BB yet but everything seemed very different from Demon's Souls so far. Oh Amygdala, give me the insight to see the answer!