Hardsuit Labs announced today that Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 will be released now in 2021. The RPG was originally scheduled for release in March, but was later moved to an unspecified date in late 2020.
The statement does not indicate when the game will be released in 2021, but based on the lack of updates to information about the game recently, the news is not surprising. Here is the full statement made on Twitter:
Responses to the delay were largely positive, with a 16-year wait since the original Bloodlines game in 2004, fans of Vampire: The Masquerade are used to waiting. The reason given for the delay is that developers need more time to deliver the best game possible.
“Our goal has always been to deliver the best game possible, to immerse you in a Seattle reimagined in the World of Darkness and to deliver a worthy successor to the original Bloodlines game. Due to the quality standards and ambitions we set for ourselves, we have made the difficult decision that we need more time. ”says the statement.-- Advertising --
“This means that our goal to launch in 2020 is no longer possible. Changing the launch is one of the changes we are making to ensure the best possible experience for the player. ”
The post promises more information to come, which should give us a new, more specific release forecast for 2021.
This is probably a smart move, as Cyberpunk 2077 will likely dominate any conversation about RPGs in the last quarter of this year, and it will be nice to have a well-done Vampire game in 2021.
About Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2
The first Bloodlines game was set in Los Angeles, Bloodlines 2 will take the player to the World Of Darkness version of Seattle. The next game has been confirmed for the next generation of PS5 and Xbox Series X consoles, and will also be released on PS4, Xbox One and PC. Check out the official website.