Vampire The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 Has Been Delayed
Hardsuit Labs announced that it has decided to delay Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2, citing a desire to not repeat the mistakes of its predecessor. In a developer blog post from Hardsuit Labs, the studio explained the reasoning for the delay, saying that it is aiming for quality rather than simply meeting a targeted release window of Q1 2020: “For the last three and a half years, we’ve worked hard to bring you a worthy successor to Bloodlines 1. To us, that meant not only making good on the ambitions of this remarkable game, but also a duty to ensure we would not repeat its mistakes.”
The pair say they “firmly believe” the sequel will hit the highs of Bloodlines (“a deep, branching storyline; fascinating and amazingly acted characters; the rich universe of the World of Darkness,” they claim) but they’re wary of striking the lows too.
They say they have a “responsibility to avoid some of the issues that plagued the first game, which was famously launched too early” and that it recently “became clear that to stick to our original date would risk repeating that mistake.” Hence a delay.
Bloodlines 2 takes place in modern day Seattle, Washington and tells the story of a newly-made vampire left to wander a dangerous and powerful subculture. Mitsoda, who is responsible for the original game storyline, has returned as the game’s narrative lead.
Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 is now scheduled to launch sometime after Q1 2020 for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.