Hardsuit Labs have been hit with lay-offs, right after the news that they will no longer be spearheading the development of Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2.
Various staff members have been let go after the announcement, including the entirety of the narrative team. Gamasutra reported three former employees that have publicly tweeted about them being let go.
Hardsuit Labs and publisher Paradox Interactive have yet to publicly acknowledge the lay-offs, and as such, no official word on how many have been impacted by this.
Bloodlines 2’s development went from a dream scenario that might work into a bloody mess. The team lost its narrative lead and creative director, both of which were veterans that worked on the original cult classic RPG. And things continue to go downhill from there
Hardsuit Labs is under Paradox Interactive’s full ownership.
Bloodlines 2 won’t be coming out this year as it is getting an indefinite delay to the point that all pre-orders have stopped.