The long-awaited Vampire: The Masquerade sequel, Bloodlines 2, will no longer see the light of day [no pun intended] in 2021.
Paradox Interactive made the announcement on its website recently;
“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. [This] also means that we will not be released in 2021 as previously planned. Since we cannot [at this time] communicate a new release date, we’ve decided to stop accepting pre-orders for the time being”.
To coincide with the change-over of development studios [from Hardsuit Labs to an as-yet-unknown studio], Bloodlines 2 will be pushed back to 2022 (at the earliest). Because of this change-over, however, more development time is needed. Which is a better decision than letting a different studio sit down and try and finish off another’s work [ahem, Visual Concepts]
Currently, there is no news beyond this in regards to a release date. We’ll wait and see what the rest of 2021 has in store for Bloodlines 2.
ABG’s Senior Editor (News), YouTube content creator/streamer.