Another Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 Delay

This tweet offers "an important announcement in regards to the release date" for Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2. Last October it was announced the release was being pushed back from Q1 of this year to late 2020, but now the action/RPG sequel is expected next year. Here is the message from Andy Kipling of Hardsuit Labs and Jakob Munthe of Paradox Interactive:
WE ARE MOVING THE LAUNCH OF VAMPIRE: THE MASQUERADE - BLOODLINES 2 TO 2021.

Our goal has always been to deliver the best game possible, to a mercy you into a Seattle re-imagined in the World of Darkness, and deliver a worthy successor to the original Bloodlines game. Due to the quality bar and ambitions we have set for ourselves, we have made the difficult decision that we need more time. This means that our goal 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.

This is not a decision taken lightly nor is it the first option we considered. We will share more information in the coming months on launch timing and other organizational changes that will help us achieve this goal.

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 all for your patience while we continue to build Bloodlines 2.
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Aug 12, 2020, 12:09
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Pr()ZaC wrote on Aug 11, 2020, 22:59:
I feel that the b00bies from Bloodlines are missing...

Well, the stilettos / pumps are definitely missing. That said, I'm sure there will be a mod available to correct that oversight.
Get your games from GOG DAMMIT!
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Scottish Martial Arts wrote on Aug 11, 2020, 16:01:
Question: why are people hyped about this game? The pedigree of the developers is nothing remarkable (Remember the SpecOps games?) and at this point the VtM license is hardly a hot property. A small budget C-tier licensed game farmed out to D-tier developers isn't exactly a ringing endorsement. I enjoyed the hell out of Bloodlines and played it through multiple times, but other than the name and its nostalgic pull, I'm struggling to see much cause for anticipation. Hopefully I've badly underestimated the developers in question and the game turns out well, but to me at least it just feels like a cheap nostalgia grab.

It's all about the name. There is always going to be interest in a sequel to a beloved game or franchise, no matter the developer, no matter the budget etc.
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GothicWizard wrote on Aug 11, 2020, 20:31:
I called this over 6 months ago, that HSL did not have the talent or background to pull a game like this off. It was a lot of learning on the fly for them, as the constant delays show. I think the writing will be reasonable (so far NO characters in the previews have stuck out to me as catching. They are trying to make that Tremere you first meet the new Jeanette but I am not seeing or feeling it) but the technical aspect seems to be what they are lacking in my view. The trailers looks like they were using a engine from a game 8+ yrs ago. The low polys and textures really was troubling.

If this game is a big hit, it will because rose colored glasses and desperation for a new BL game, and be a hit in spite of itself, not because of it.
I feel that the b00bies from Bloodlines are missing...
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Aug 11, 2020, 20:31
 
I called this over 6 months ago, that HSL did not have the talent or background to pull a game like this off. It was a lot of learning on the fly for them, as the constant delays show. I think the writing will be reasonable (so far NO characters in the previews have stuck out to me as catching. They are trying to make that Tremere you first meet the new Jeanette but I am not seeing or feeling it) but the technical aspect seems to be what they are lacking in my view. The trailers looks like they were using a engine from a game 8+ yrs ago. The low polys and textures really was troubling.

If this game is a big hit, it will because rose colored glasses and desperation for a new BL game, and be a hit in spite of itself, not because of it.
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Aug 11, 2020, 18:28
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Aug 11, 2020, 18:28
 
Cutter wrote on Aug 11, 2020, 15:20:
Vell...that sucks. Blah blah blah.
Vampire
This bites.... Vampire
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Aug 11, 2020, 18:16
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Aug 11, 2020, 18:16
 
VtMB2 delayed again... so sad Sad
Now for some good news...
Halo Infinite was just delayed until 2021 as well!
Smart move... That half-baked game looks last-gen, and that's being generous. Back into the oven it goes. Chef
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Aug 11, 2020, 18:08
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Aug 11, 2020, 18:08
 
Bloody Bastards! Bloodthirsty

Really not worried as long as Mitsoda is in charage. Lighter
I don't know much about Paradox since I don't play many strategy games. If they want a smash hit in the AAA arena then this is their chance, just take your time.

The worst criminal in human history, undeniably. There has never been a figure in political history, so dedicated to destroying the prospects of organized human life on the planet, in the near future.

Beating and Gassing Americans for Jesus!
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Aug 11, 2020, 17:23
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Aug 11, 2020, 17:23
 
The combat was awful. I hope that the delay means that they will improve it.
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Scottish Martial Arts wrote on Aug 11, 2020, 16:01:
Question: why are people hyped about this game? The pedigree of the developers is nothing remarkable (Remember the SpecOps games?) and at this point the VtM license is hardly a hot property. A small budget C-tier licensed game farmed out to D-tier developers isn't exactly a ringing endorsement. I enjoyed the hell out of Bloodlines and played it through multiple times, but other than the name and its nostalgic pull, I'm struggling to see much cause for anticipation. Hopefully I've badly underestimated the developers in question and the game turns out well, but to me at least it just feels like a cheap nostalgia grab.

I think most of us are hoping it is as good as the original bloodlines, and are happy that there is a potential successor coming out.

That said... I don't pre-order (unless something as anticipated as Cyberpunk is offered with a huge discount)... and I don't day 1 purchase anymore... so we'll see how it turns out.

WannaLogAlready wrote on Aug 11, 2020, 13:20:
Err.. bad blood?
Joking too, post before your 2nd, mentions Rosa, maybe you remember her ...
Just in case, defending the honor of the name.

Haven't played Bloodlines in a while... had to look her up. Your original post before editing only asked why the bad blood... which is what I quoted.
Get your games from GOG DAMMIT!
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Aug 11, 2020, 16:01
 
Question: why are people hyped about this game? The pedigree of the developers is nothing remarkable (Remember the SpecOps games?) and at this point the VtM license is hardly a hot property. A small budget C-tier licensed game farmed out to D-tier developers isn't exactly a ringing endorsement. I enjoyed the hell out of Bloodlines and played it through multiple times, but other than the name and its nostalgic pull, I'm struggling to see much cause for anticipation. Hopefully I've badly underestimated the developers in question and the game turns out well, but to me at least it just feels like a cheap nostalgia grab.
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Aug 11, 2020, 15:50
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Cutter wrote on Aug 11, 2020, 15:20:
Vell...that sucks. Blah blah blah.
Vampire
I'm going out to get a bite to drink.
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 Cutter
 
Vell...that sucks. Blah blah blah.
Vampire
"I didn't know you had it in you. Sorry, poor choice of words." - David
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Aug 11, 2020, 14:54
Prez
 
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 Prez
 
Good call. Give people plenty of time to finish Cyberpunk 2077...
“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.”
- Mahatma Gandhi
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Aug 11, 2020, 13:20
 
Err.. bad blood?
Joking too, post before your 2nd, mentions Rosa, maybe you remember her ...
Just in case, defending the honor of the name.

Fion,
The same feelings here !



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Aug 11, 2020, 13:07
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WannaLogAlready wrote on Aug 11, 2020, 13:01:
wtf_man wrote on Aug 11, 2020, 12:05:
Gotta make sure that it is good enough for the PS5 and Xbox X... while still delivering a shitty PC port.

Why the bad blood ?

There is no bad blood. It was a joke about the reason for the new delay... and fresh sore spot after the Horizon Zero Dawn reviews a few days ago... hence the smiley at the end.
Get your games from GOG DAMMIT!
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wtf_man wrote on Aug 11, 2020, 12:05:
Gotta make sure that it is good enough for the PS5 and Xbox X... while still delivering a shitty PC port.

You aren't Rosa, so how would you know, why the bad blood ?

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Aug 11, 2020, 12:42
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Aug 11, 2020, 12:42
 
Good, keep it unreleased until it's ready, can't fault them for that.

In the meantime I'll try to get through some of the ridiculous queue, and maybe try to run through Bloodlines again with whatever version 9000 of the community patch is out now.
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wow.. thats just sad.
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Gotta make sure that it is good enough for the PS5 and Xbox X... while still delivering a shitty PC port.
Get your games from GOG DAMMIT!
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Aug 11, 2020, 12:04
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VtM - Bloodlines is one of my favorite games of all time, to the point that I still play it fairly regularly (thanks in no small part to an extremely dedicated community that has made great new content for it). So if they have the funding to delay again in order to make it's sequel/spiritual successor as good as they possibly can, I'm all for it.
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