Vampire: The Masquerade — Bloodlines 2 delayed once more to 2021

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Concept art of an elaborate conservatory for Vampire: The Masquerade — Bloodlines 2.

Concept artwork for Vampire: The Masquerade — Bloodlines 2.
Image: Hardsuit Labs/Paradox Interactive

Vampire: The Masquerade — Bloodlines 2 has been delayed once more. The motion role-playing game, a sequel to 2004’s cult hit, won’t launch in 2020, developer Hardsuit Labs introduced on Tuesday morning.

“Due to the quality bar and ambitions we have set for ourselves, we have made the difficult decision that we need more time,” Hardsuit’s Andy Kipling mentioned in a press release posted to Twitter. “That means our goal to release in 2020 is no longer possible. Moving launch is one of the changes we are making to ensure the best player experience possible.”

This is the game’s second delay. In October 2019, Hardsuit pushed the game off its authentic first quarter 2020 launch window, once more saying it wanted extra time to finish a steady and polished product. Hardsuit and Paradox Interactive didn’t give the game a brand new launch date on the time, however mentioned it will nonetheless launch in 2020. The game is now eying a 2021 launch.

Vampire: The Masquerade — Bloodlines 2 is a direct sequel to 2004’s Vampire: The Masquerade — Bloodlines, by the defunct Troika Games and Activision. That PC game was praised for its narrative and the depth of the role-playing system, however it was undermined by a number of technical issues that couldn’t be patched out in these days.

Bloodlines 2, which is ready in present-day Seattle, is written by Cara Ellison and Brian Mitsoda, who was the author of the primary game. The two games are a part of the Vampire: the Masquerade tabletop RPG, now in its fifth version. Bloodlines 2 is scheduled for launch on PlayStation 4, PS5, Windows PC, Xbox One and Xbox Series X.



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