Development Update on the Bloodlines 2 Website
reveals another delay to
Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2
. Paradox Interactive also announces
they are removing Hardsuit Labs from the project, which will continue on with a
new developer. They cannot project a new release date, so they are no longer
accepting preorders for the game. At this point, it almost seems like Bloodlines
2 is cursed, as it's already suffered a
of writer Chris Avellone following a scandal, and a
previous shakeup of the development team
The latest delay is not a complete surprise, as it was
foreshadowed in December
Perhaps the whole franchise is jinxed, as Troika, developer of the original
Bloodlines, closed down
game was even released. Here is the latest news:
As you have noticed,
we’ve been keeping pretty quiet for a while. With this in mind, the first piece
of news we have for you is to confirm that Bloodlines 2 is still in development.
Secondly, we have made the hard decision that Hardsuit Labs will no longer be
leading the development of Bloodlines 2 - which also means that we will not be
releasing in 2021 as previously planned. Since we cannot at this time
communicate a new release date, we've also decided to stop accepting pre-orders
for the time being.
This game is very important to us and it has been an ambitious project from the
very start. In order to meet our goals for it, we’ve come to the conclusion that
a change is needed and, as a result, more development time is required.
We’d like to take this opportunity to honor Hardsuit Labs for their efforts and
thank them for their hard work on the project. The studio has done a tremendous
job in laying the foundations for the game and we hope that you, the community,
will also appreciate their contribution to Bloodlines 2.
We’re thankful for your continuous support throughout the game’s development. We
understand how important this is to you, and we’d love to share more with you.
As soon as we can, we’ll let you know what the future development team of
Bloodlines 2 will look like.