Sad news for fans hoping to get their mitts on the newest and latest entry into the Vampire: The Masquerade series.
Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 which is said to be the follow-up title to the popular 2004 title, is now said to no longer be releasing this year, 2021.
The game was set to release in the latter half of 2020, the game even had preorder copies available to purchase. However, all of that later came to an end when the company decided to delay the title until 2021 and now until further notice. All available preorder copies have also said to be cancelled and no longer available.
It in short it has been a rather rough development for this game, which saw the narrative lead Brian Mitsoda getting fired. This was all prior to today’s announcement.
The game is said to still be in development, however the team over at Hardsuit Labs will no longer be in charge of said development.
This is what the team over at Paradox have to say about the latest information regarding the game.
”Good morning, everyone
As you have noticed, we’ve been keeping pretty quiet for a while. With this in mind, the first piece of news we have for you is to confirm that Bloodlines 2 is still in development.
Secondly, we have made the hard decision that Hardsuit Labs will no longer be leading the development of Bloodlines 2 – which also means that we will not be releasing in 2021 as previously planned. Since we cannot at this time communicate a new release date, we’ve also decided to stop accepting pre-orders for the time being.
This game is very important to us and it has been an ambitious project from the very start. In order to meet our goals for it, we’ve come to the conclusion that a change is needed and, as a result, more development time is required.
We’d like to take this opportunity to honor Hardsuit Labs for their efforts and thank them for their hard work on the project. The studio has done a tremendous job in laying the foundations for the game and we hope that you, the community, will also appreciate their contribution to Bloodlines 2.
We’re thankful for your continuous support throughout the game’s development. We understand how important this is to you, and we’d love to share more with you. As soon as we can, we’ll let you know what the future development team of Bloodlines 2 will look like.
Additionally, for the time being, we’ll be making this forum read-only for the foreseeable future as we continue development and will reopen things again in the future. For now, we’ll be over on Discord and you are welcome to join the community there: https://discord.gg/bloodlines2”
What will the future hold for this game next? What will the next release date actually be? Who knows, surely it can only go up from here…