Whilst it doesn't look like Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 will be rising from the coffin anytime soon, Paradox has given fans a development update in which they revealed that they are satisfied with the progress being made.
During the Q&A section of Paradox Interactive's Q3 Interim Report, Alexander Bricca, the CFO of Paradox, said he believes Bloodlines 2 “has very high potential” and “the new developer is doing quite well and we are happy with the progress of the project now.”
However, if you were hoping for a new expected release date for the long-awaited sequel, unfortunately, you may be left disappointed as Bricca said, “It's still quite some time before we can start to talk about release dates.”
Bloodlines 2 has undergone a turbulent development process, to say the least. Most recently in February, Bloodlines 2's developers Hardsuit Labs left the project. Since then, things have been fairly quiet on the Bloodlines 2 front, with a new developer on board to lead the project.
"Who is the new developer?" you may ask. Bricca explained in the report, “We prefer to give the studio a situation where they can focus fully on the game development and not having to address fans reaching out to them, so therefore we have so far not disclosed the name of the studio and we are very happy to keep it that way for still some time.”
Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 was originally teased way back in 2019 through the release of a dating app called "Tender", which was created by Paradox. The scheduled release date of Bloodlines 2 was for March 2020, which was delayed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Since then, the game has undergone numerous delays including key members of staff being fired or leaving, and delays in receiving development kits.
When Bloodlines 2 is released, it is expected to be available on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X/S.