What you need to know
- Vampire: The Masquerade — Bloodlines 2 is an upcoming role-playing game from Paradox Interactive and Hardsuit Labs.
- Paradox Interactive just announced that the game is no longer being primarily developed by Hardsuit Labs.
- Additionally, it's being delayed out of 2021, with no new release window for the time being.
Vampire: The Masquerade — Bloodlines 2 already saw some leadership shakeups and a delay out of 2020 last year. Now, publisher Paradox Interactive confirmed today that Vampire: The Masquerade — Bloodlines 2 is being delayed out of 2021. Additionally, Hardsuit Labs will no longer be leading the development of the game. You can read the full statement from Paradox Interactive below.
In case you are unable to access the website, you can read the Bloodlines 2 Development Update right here. pic.twitter.com/kdTp5gpBJeIn case you are unable to access the website, you can read the Bloodlines 2 Development Update right here. pic.twitter.com/kdTp5gpBJe— Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 (@VtM_Bloodlines) February 23, 2021February 23, 2021
As a result of this major change, no new preorders are being accepted for the time being and there isn't a new release window for the time being. There's also no mention of which studio will now be leading development on the game or if Hardsuit Labs will be staying on in a support capacity. Paradox Interactive owns a minority stake in Hardsuit Labs, in the form of around 33% of the company.
Vampire: The Masquerade — Bloodlines 2 is a sequel to the cult classic 2004 title, Vampire: The Masquerade — Bloodlines. The setting has changed from Santa Monica to Seattle, with the story revolving around an act of terrorism that creates a massive group of new "Thin Blood" vampires. As one of these Thin Bloods, the player must discern which faction to ally with and use dark powers and skills to navigate the treacherous World of Darkness.
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