Vampire: The Masquerade - Swansong - 'Pillars' Developer Diary
Nacon and Big Bad Wolf have released a new developer diary for Vampire: The Masquerade - Swansong, which details the game's RPG elements, like dialogue choices and character stats.
The video, narrated by Lead Quest Designer Eliott Hipeau, can be found below, alongside a description via Nacon.
Vampire: The Masquerade - Swansong is set to release on May 19 for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC (Epic). The Nintendo Switch version is stated to follow later.
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
- An 'Explained In 60 Seconds' Trailer
Nacon and Big Bad Wolf Studio are pleased to release a new video for Vampire: The Masquerade – Swansong. This developer diary focuses on the core elements that the game experience is based on.
Eliott Hipeau, Lead Quest Designer at Big Bad Wolf, first talks about the studio's DNA and what makes their games unique. Like The Council, Vampire: The Masquerade – Swansong is a story-driven RPG. The various branching storylines depend on the player's choices but also on how they shape the game's three vampire heroes. Every player can use the character sheets to determine their heroes' strengths as well as level up their skills and vampiric Disciplines in a unique way. This opens up fresh approaches to solving problems and moves the story forward in a specific direction.
In the world of Vampire: The Masquerade, vampires live among mortals, hiding their monstrous nature. The social interactions stemming from this dynamic are central to the game, forcing the player to use their heroes' powers to cover their tracks and convince others to reveal their secrets. The RPG component takes on even more significance because every NPC has their own statistics, so the player must use their skills and Disciplines to gain the upper hand in "dialogue fight".
All the action takes place in Boston, where players will explore many fascinating locations ranging from sumptuous luxury homes to the city's underground where countless secrets are buried. Scheming is rife in a vampire community that has been plunged into an unprecedented crisis, and it is up to the player to unravel the threads of the mystery.