Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 delayed to 2021
Paradox Interactive and Hardsuit Labs have announced that Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 has been delayed to 2021. This is the second time the game has been postponed, as it was originally set to release in early 2020 before its initial delay.
In a message posted to Twitter, the teams simply state that more time is needed to meet the quality envisioned for this long-awaited follow-up to a cult classic RPG. The original Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines infamously launched in a rushed state, and that's one part of the legacy that the sequel probably doesn't want to uphold. We've shared the message in full below.
Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 is set to release for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and PC.
WE ARE MOVING THE LAUNCH OF VAMPIRE: THE MASQUERADE - BLOODLINES 2 TO 2021.
Our goal has always been to deliver the best game possible, to immerse you into a Seattle re-imagined in the World of Darkness, and deliver a worthy successor to the original Bloodlines game. Due to the quality bar and ambitions we have set for ourselves, we have made the difficult decision that we need more time. This means that our goal to release in 2020 is no longer possible. Moving launch is one of the changes we are making to ensure the best player experience possible.
This is not a decision taken lightly nor is it the first option we considered. We will share more information in the coming months on launch timing and other organizational changes that will help us achieve this goal.
We understand that this will be a disappointment to many of you, but we also appreciate how our ambition is echoed through many parts of the community. We hope you understand that, while difficult, this is the right call.
We thank you all for your patience while we continue to build Bloodlines 2.
Andy Kipling - Harduit Labs
Jakob Munthe - Paradox Interactive