VAMPIRE: THE MAQUERADE - BLOODLINES2 RELEASE DATE – EVERYTHING THAT WE KNOW
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VAMPIRE: THE MAQUERADE – BLOODLINES2 RELEASE DATE – EVERYTHING THAT WE KNOW

VAMPIRE: THE MAQUERADE - BLOODLINES2 RELEASE DATE – EVERYTHING THAT WE KNOW

VAMPIRE: THE MASQUERADE – BLOODLINES2 RELEASE DATE – EVERYTHING THAT WE KNOW

Vampire – Bloodlines 2’s, the long-awaited sequel of Troika Games’ 2004 RPG, is here. Despite a slow launch, it captured many gamers’ imaginations enough to get patches for years. Although there were high hopes for the sequel, there were a few delays, and then the replacement of the original developer, Hardsuit Labs, would show that trouble was still to come.

Vampire: Bloodlines 2 has a rich history, with the release date and clans of Bloodlines 2 in question.

 

Vampire: Bloodlines 2 Release Date

Vampire – Bloodlines 2 Announcement

After being teased by soulmate-searching app Tender, Vampire: Bloodlines 2 was revealed in March 2019. The first details were informed about the game, including the release window for Q1 2020, its Seattle setting, its emphasis on gameplay choice, and the possibility that players might start as lesser vampires.

Paradox Interactive and Hardsuit Labs shared a lot of information about the Thin blood disciplines and five joinable clans. We also got a glimpse at the E3 2019 gameplay trailer.

The publisher announced in September 2019 that Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 would not be playable at the PDXCON but that everyone would receive a copy of the game.

First Delay

The game was delayed for days before PDXCON began. Its release date was moved to Q1 2020.

Later in the month, Florian Schwarzer, Senior Product Manager, told us that the delay was due to Bloodlines 2 being a big game with lots of content and that the team behind it wanted it to give it the proper attention.

Second Delay

Vampire: Bloodlines 2’s second delay occurred in August 2020, pushing the release date to 2021. Later that month, it became clear that Ka’ai Cluney and Brian Mitsoda, the Lead Narrative Designer, were no more working on this game. Alexandre Mandryka, the Creative Consultant, was appointed as Creative Director.

Two high-profile departures were soon followed by another in October 2020 when it was revealed that Senior Narrative Design Cara Ellison had also quit Hardsuit Labs. Fans were naturally concerned, and this would be borne out.

Third Delay

Vampire: The Masquerade: Bloodlines 2 was released on February 20, 2021. It suffered its third delay. This was followed by the announcement that Hardsuit Labs had ceased involvement in the game’s development. Its release date was moved to 2021. Layoffs also hit the studio in March.

Vampire: the Masquerade-bloodlines 2 was silenced after its third delay. Although we don’t yet know the identity of the new developer, Fredrik Wester, CEO of Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2, stated in an interview that he is “a very reputable developer” and is currently handling it.

While Bloodlines 2 is still being developed, Wester acknowledged that Paradox nearly cancelled the game before an internal pitch convinced the publisher. He answered the question via Google Translate: “We still have some time, so you could say that a 2023 release date is possible.” 

Paradox Interactive CFO Alexander Bricca stated that “the New Developer is doing quite well” and that it was happy with the project’s progress. However, added that the publisher would keep the name of the developer secret to allow it to concentrate on development.

This information is available before the third delay. The new developer will likely use some of the Hardsuit Labs’ work or make drastic changes to the game vision. The Vampire: The Masquerade website still contains details about the five clans that were previously revealed. This information was updated on October 18, 2021.

VAMPIRE: THE MAQUERADE – BLOODLINES2 RELEASE DATE – EVERYTHING THAT WE KNOW
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