Vampire: The Masquerade - Swansong delayed to May 19, 2022
Nacon and Big Bad Wolf have announced that Vampire: The Masquerade - Swansong will now launch on May 19, 2022, for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC (Epic). The narrative RPG, adapted from the 5th edition of the Vampire: The Masquerade table-top game, was originally set to launch in February 2022.
The delay announcement can be found below, which cites the need for additional polish and QA as the reason for the postponement.
Swansong is a narrative RPG where you play as three different characters trying to solve a mystery behind a shootout that takes place at the beginning of the game. Each character is from a different Vampire clan with a different background and view on the world.
For more information on Vampire: The Masquerade - Swansong, you can check out:
- The game's unveil in June 2020
- Character trailers for Galeb, Leysha, & Emem
- A music developer diary featuring composer Olivier Deriviere
With Swansong, we are taking the narrative-RPG formula so core to our studio DNA and scaling up as we adapt the systems from the Vampire: The Masquerade tabletop into a video game experience. The political intrigue and supernatural mystery baked into the setting are a perfect fit for the story we want to tell.
Our focus is on crafting a world that draws you in, that requires you to make difficult decisions and live with the consequences. Swansong features lots of characters, choices, dialogues, and opportunities to decide how the story plays and our ultimate focus is on quality. With this in mind, we've made the difficult decision to delay the launch of Vampire: The Masquerade - Swansong from February 2022 to May 2022.
This wasn't a decision we took lightly, but one necessary to ensure the highest possible quality while re-taining a healthy work-life balance for our team. Granted, the pandemic also threw a couple of wrenches into our planning, but this delay will allow us to apply some additional polish and give us some extra time for QA. We're a small but very passionate team, eager to create an immersive experience that rivals the sort of personal storytelling you'd experience from a great tabletop session. One that leaves you with ques-tions long after the credits have stopped rolling (but a reason to go back and see how things could have been different).
Vampire: The Masquerade - Swansong will be available on May 19th, 2022.
We can't wait to share more with you, so stay tuned. Thank you very much for your patience and all of your support.