Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 has been delayed until sometime in 2021. Hardsuit Labs and Paradox interactive released a joint statement to announce the delay of the long-awaited vampire RPG sequel.
"Our goal has always been to deliver the best game possible, to immerse you into a Seattle re-imagined in the World of Darkness, and deliver a worthy successor to the original Bloodlines game.
The studios further explained that “due to the quality bar and ambitions we have set for ourselves, we have made the difficult decision that we need more time."
They confirmed that as a result of their plans for the game, “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."
"We understand that this will be a disappointment to many of you, but we also appreciate how our ambition is echoed through many parts of the community. We hope you understand that, while difficult, this is the right call. We thank you for your patience while we continue to build Bloodlines 2.”
The announcement marks the second time Bloodlines 2 has been delayed. The title was originally slated for March 2020, before being shelved for later in the year, and now 2021. In a blog post, the developers reflected on “some of the issues that plagued the first game, which was famously launched too early."
“Over the last few months, it became clear that to stick to our original date would risk repeating that mistake...In the end, everyone working on this game wants to offer you the best Bloodlines 2 we can.”
Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 is due for release on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X (Smart Delivery compatibility included), PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. It is a sequel to 2004's Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines, which performed poorly at release but has since grown a cult following.