Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 will release sometime in 2021. The studio announced the delay on Twitter this morning.
“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.”
Bloodlines 2 was originally aiming for a March 2020 release, before changing to “late 2020”. Since then, things have been rather quiet.
For Hardsuit Labs, the move seems pretty logical. Nobody wants to play a game that could have been great, but it was rushed out to meet a release date and really needed more work before release. VTM: Bloodlines has quite the cult following and living up to that is a tall order. Also, I can imagine not wanting to release in the same quarter as the other RPG in a big city that heads our way in November. Hopefully when we do see it in 2021, Bloodlines 2 can live up to the first game. The cinematics so far certainly set the right tone.