Last updated on August 14th, 2020
Developers Hardsuits Labs and Paradox Interactive have announced that the Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodlines 2 has been delayed to 2021.
Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 Delayed to 2021
The RPG Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodlines 2 has now been announced to be delayed from its original release window of 2020, will now release in 2021.
The game is the sequel to the Vampire: The Masquerade set in the World of Darkness. Players will take on the role of a newly initiated vampire in Seattle, learning the ropes, discovering the different clans and the politics behind them. The gameplay takes on stealth and first-person combat which includes some supernatural vampire powers.
The release of the game was initially aimed for a 2020 release date, however due to the challenge the pandemic has caused, the launch date has now been pushed to next year. The official statement released by the developers ultimately explains that the game needs further polish to live up the standards set, what they feel is needed and worth of a Bloodlines game. They also shared “more information in the coming months on launch timing…”.
Today we have an important announcement in regards to the release date of Bloodlines 2. 🦇 pic.twitter.com/M3xR5qOOpN
— Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 (@VtM_Bloodlines) August 11, 2020
While any delay is understandably disappointing for fans, it’s promising that the final game will match the quality that fans will expect. We got to preview Bloodlines 2 last year, and got a peek of the upcoming sequel of the cult classic, which will have narrative choices affecting NPCs dialogue which is refreshing for modern RPGs.
This isn’t the only game expected to release set in the World of Darkness, there is the Vampire: The Masquerade – Swansong being developed by Big Bad Wolf which will also release next year. Then there is the Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Earthblood being developed by Cyanide Studios, which will be releasing February 2021. It also shares the same universe but follows the Crinos, who can shift into werewolf, wolf and human form. So to say the least, there is a lot to look forward next year for those who are fans of the tabletop world.
Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 will be release sometime in 2021 for Xbox Series X, Xbox One, PC, Playstation 4, and Playstation 5.
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