Because the months go by, it appears we’re getting additional and farther from Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 ever popping out. The supernatural RPG was initially imagined to launch in 2020, earlier than being delayed into 2021. Now writer Paradox Interactive say that will not be taking place both. However the true shock? Paradox are eradicating developer Hardsuit Labs from Bloodlines 2, and will likely be ending the challenge with a distinct studio.
“Now we have now chosen to postpone the discharge of the sport additional, and we is not going to be launching the sport in 2021,” Paradox say in of their end-of-year earnings report. “Now we have additionally determined that Hardsuit Labs will now not be main the event of Bloodlines 2, and we’ve began a collaboration with a brand new studio companion to complete work on the sport. This has been a tough choice, however we’re satisfied that it’s the proper approach ahead to do the sport justice.”
It looks as if Bloodlines 2 has been in a good bit of bother for some time now. Shortly after asserting the primary delay final 12 months, Paradox revealed they’d fired the sport’s narrative lead, Brian Mitsoda, and inventive director, Ka’ai Cluney. Mitsoda was the cornerstone of the sequel’s claims to legitimacy, having been a author and designer on the unique.
Paradox give no indication as to who is likely to be creating the sport now, and make no point out of a brand new launch date both. An announcement on the Bloodlines 2 web site says: “Since we can’t presently talk a brand new launch date, we have additionally determined to cease accepting pre-orders in the intervening time.” (Although on the time this publish was revealed, the web site was down for upkeep.)
So, will Vampire The Masquerade: Bloodlines 2 ever come out? Who is aware of! Lauren hoped we’d hear slightly about it at Paradox Interactive’s subsequent sport showcase in March. Although given this gorgeous garbage information, I can not think about they might need it on everybody’s radars in the mean time.
Disclosure: Former RPS columnist Cara Ellison was beforehand a story designer on Bloodlines 2.