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News video games 29 November 2021, 21:23

author: Jacob Blazewicz

RPG Vampire: The Masquerade - Swansong Delayed

Another RPG with Vampire: The Masquerade in the title just got delayed. Swansong will be released a few months longer than recently announced.

World of Darkness hasn't had any luck with vampire games in recent years. Continuation of Bloodlines, despite "satisfactory" progress, still seems very far away. Also the release of Vampire: The Masquerade - Swansong will take place later than previously assumed. New work of the devs of the warmly received The Council was to be released in February, but Big Bad Wolf and Nacon decided to delay the launch to May 19, 2022.

Source: Big Bad Wolf Studio on Twitter.

The team explains their decision by expanding the narrative layer of Swansong, full of characters, dialogue and - how else - important choices. This and the transfer of systems from the tabletop Vampire: The Masquerade requires a lot of work, and the studio is keen to maintain a "healthy work/life balance" (i.e. avoid the infamous crunch).

This isn't the first delay for Swansong. The title was supposed to come out as early as this year, until the developers decided they needed more time to polish it. In the meantime, the devs have given us a glimpse of the three characters players will be able to play as, including Emem, shown in the footage below. The title is coming to PC (for Epic Games Store), PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S and Nintendo Switch.

Jacob Blazewicz

Jacob Blazewicz

Graduated with a master's degree in Polish Studies from the University of Warsaw with a thesis dedicated to this very subject. Started his adventure with in 2015, writing in the Newsroom and later also in the film and technology sections (also contributed to the Encyclopedia). Interested in video games (and not only video games) for years. He began with platform games and, to this day, remains a big fan of them (including Metroidvania). Also shows interest in card games (including paper), fighting games, soulslikes, and basically everything about games as such. Marvels at pixelated characters from games dating back to the time of the Game Boy (if not older).