Troubled Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodlines 2 has not exactly had the easiest starts to life.
And, unfortunately, it seems as though things are only getting worse.
As far as developers Hardsuit and Paradox are concerned, it is unlikely that Bloodlines 2 will be released before half-way through 2021.
- Chris Avellone was removed from the project in June following multiple ongoing allegations.
- In August, co-developers Hardsuit and Paradox announced a delay into 2021. The delay was so both studios could live up to the reputation of the original game. The announcement also made references to “organisational changes”. Later that month, lead narrative designer Brian Mitsoda and creative director Ka’ai Cluney were fired.
- Senior narrative designer Cará Ellison left the project and Hardsuit completely in October.
Recently, Paradox CEO Ebba Ljungerud spoke to Placera. Ljungerud confirmed it was unlikely the game would be finished by mid-2021;
“I do not think it will come in the first half of the year, but we will see”.
Obviously, with the recent release of next-gen consoles, another issue has arisen. Paradox and Hardsuit’s focus has now shifted to developing the game for the new consoles. Ljungerud added;
“To be able to develop for the next generation, you have to have development kits from the manufacturers. And I’m pretty sure that both Sony and Microsoft were affected by the pandemic because they did not have that many development kits”.
So, we’ll have to wait and see if Bloodlines 2 will ever see the light of day. Wait, vampires. The dark of day. Yeah, that’s the one.
ABG’s Senior Editor (News), YouTube content creator/streamer.