- Several weeks ago, the release of Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 was delayed to 2021.
- In November, the co-founder of Paradox expressed a view that the game will launch in the second half of 2021.
We may be months away from the release of Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2. A dozen or so days ago, Ebba Ljungerud, co-founder of Paradox Interactive, in an interview with Swedish website Placer, warned us not to expect the game's launch in the first half of 2021.
The reason is - what else - the COVID-19 pandemic, which, according to Ljungerud, has had a significant impact on the industry, and thus Hardsuit Labs could not receive devkits.
"To develop games for next-gen consoles, you need devkits. I am convinced that the pandemic affects both Sony and Microsoft, so the number of available devkit consoles is limited.
The release of Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 at the end of next year should not come as a surprise to anyone. Recently, main screenwriter Brian Mitsoda, creative director Ka'ai Cluney and senior story designer Cara Ellison left the studio. Earlier the launch was delayed from the beginning of 2020 to the end of this year, only to delay the release once again a few months ago.
Fans of the franchise have been worried for a long time about what's going on around Hardsuit Labs' game. Many point out that this slowly resembles the situation with the first installment of Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines, which appeared on the market full of bugs, and the studio responsible for the title, Troika, never had a chance to correct them, as it went bankrupt shortly after the release.
- Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 - official website