Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 has been delayed indefinitely, while developer Hardsuit Labs will no longer be the lead developer for the game.
Publisher Paradox Interactive shared the news on their official website and via Twitter, adding that Hardsuit Labs will no longer “lead development” but will not offer any explanation as to why this is happening now.
While it’s currently unclear if Hardsuit Labs will drop the project entirely, Bloodlines 2 will now be worked on by a different studio. This means that not only was the game’s planned release date for 2021 removed, but Paradox also stopped accepting pre-orders for the game.
“As you may have noticed, we’ve been pretty quiet for a while. With this in mind, the first news we have for you is confirming that Bloodlines 2 is still in development,” explained Paradox Interactive.
If the statement has anything to do with it, it appears that what has happened with Hardsuit Labs is amicable, as Paradox notes “we would like to take this opportunity to honor Hardsuit Labs for their efforts and thank them for their hard work project.”
“The studio has done a tremendous job laying the groundwork for the game and we hope that you, the community, will also appreciate their contribution to Bloodlines 2,” the statement read.
Paradox ends by saying that they are “grateful for your continued support during the development of the game” and look forward to sharing more with the community about the title soon.
Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 was announced in 2019 and will be released in 2020 on PS4, Xbox One, PC with versions for PS5 and Xbox Series X as well. However, last year, the game was pushed back and the release date was pushed back to 2021. Now, it seems like there is no release date, leaving fans in the dark as to when they will finally get a chance to play the sequel. long awaited.
For more information on the titles you can play this year, check out our new games 2021 guide.